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Netanya: Tashlich Capital of the World


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Netanya: Tashlich Capital of the World

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Netanya, my new, adopted home town, has miles of beautiful coastline along the Mediterranean, and a reputation in Israel for being the crime capital of this small and volatile country. So, my friend David Goldberger agreed this morning in shul, while waiting for the Hatarat Nedarim (revocation of vows) court to assemble and hear our pleas, that Netanya would be the perfect place for unloading one’s sins. If you combine miles of shoreline with a high absorption capacity for sins – that should be a Tashlich magnet.

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These shores were made for Tashlich. Photo: Flash90

These shores were made for Tashlich. Photo: Flash90

So, this Rosh Hashanah book your hotel room early near the water, and on the prescribed day (tomorrow, so you need to hurry) join the thousands of sin-throwing connoisseurs at the beach.

Photo: Dror Garti/Flash90

Photo: Dror Garti/Flash90

Here’s the Sanzer Rebbe, riding on his horse (not on Rosh Hashanah), in the streets of Netanya. Nothing to do with Rosh Hashanah, really, but what a great picture, right?

For all of us at Photo of the Day, I wish you and yours a happy, rewarding, successful and, if at all possible, whimsical new year.

Yori Yanover

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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