Thursday, September 26, 2013

Chicago Botanic Gardens

© (2013) Photographs by Vicki Polin
Music by R.E.M - Everybody hurts sometime

I took these earlier this month at the Chicago Botanic Gardens in Northbrook, IL

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Tashlich (2013)

© (2013) Photographs by Vicki Polin
Music by Simon and Garfunkel - Groovy

Tashlich (תשליך) is a tradition observed by many Jews between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur, where they go to a flowing body of water to "cast off" their sins of the previous year by tossing pieces of bread or another foodr. Just as the water carries away the bits of bread, so too are sins symbolically carried away. In this way the participant hopes to start the New Year with a clean slate.