Tashlich is a representation of expressing repentance, acceptance and forgiveness. We acknowledge any harm we have done, accept that we have harmed others and forgive ourselves with a commitment to move forward and do better.
For some Jews, this year’s High Holy Days will be different than in past years. Some of us might not be able to attend services, go on traditional Tashlich walks or celebrate the new year with family and friends. Despite this, we can practice building mental health resilience and develop skills that strengthen our well-being in tandem with Jewish traditions.
Drawing upon the Middah, Jewish value, of Yesod (יסוד), or groundedness, we can incorporate mental well-being into Jewish traditions. Yesod is about balance.