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September 5, 2013 at 7:42 PM

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Casting away their sins


LINDSEY WASSON / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Daniel Sabath, center, gives a mighty blow on a shofar, or ram's horn, with others from Temple Beth Am during the Jewish ritual Tashlich at Matthews Beach on Thursday, Since the late medieval period, members of the faith typically perform the ritual at the nearest free-flowing body of water to symbolically cast off their sins in celebration of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year.

LINDSEY WASSON / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Wendy Marcus and her husband Shawn Weaver, both of Temple Beth Am, play some traditional tunes as others dance in a circle around them during the Jewish ritual Tashlich at Matthews Beach on Thursday, September 5, 2013.

LINDSEY WASSON / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Diego Sotelo, 6 1/2, fiddles with a shofar, or ram's horn, as people read the Tashlich prayer during the Jewish ritual at Matthews Beach on Thursday.

LINDSEY WASSON / THE SEATTLE TIMES

People throw bread crumbs into the water as a physical reminder of the casting away of their sins during the Jewish ritual Tashlich at Matthews Beach on Thursday.

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