Volume 79, Number 16 | September 23 - 29, 2009
West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since 1933


Villager photo by Tequila Minsky

New Year, purify on the pier 

In the ritual of Tashlich, performed during Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, members of Greenwich Village’s progressive New Shul cast bits of bread into the Hudson River from the Christopher St. Pier. Throwing the bread symbolizes the previous year’s sins being “cast off” into deep waters, into which they sink and disappear.

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