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Ultra-Orthodox Jews symbolically cast their sins into water

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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men from the Vizhnitz Hasidic dynasty pray next to a plastic pool containing fish as they perform the Tashlich ritual outside their synagogue in Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv on Sept. 24. Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, starts at sundown Tuesday. Tashlich is a ritual of casting away sins of the past year into the water.

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A youth looks on to the sea as Ultra-Orthodox Jews perform the Tashlich ritual on Sept. 24 in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Tashlich, which means 'to cast away', is the practice by which Jews go to a flowing body of water and symbolically 'throw away' their sins during the days of repentance between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the upcoming Jewish Day of Atonement, which begins this Tuesday evening.

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews pray as they perform the Tashlich ritual near shore of the Mediterranean Sea in the southern city of Ashdod on Sept. 24. Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, starts at sundown Tuesday.

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