Mideast Israel Palestinians Rosh Hashana

A Jew blows a shofar, Ram’s horn, while others pray as they perform Tasklikh, a Rosh Hashanah ritual for casting sins upon the waters, in front of the Mediterranean sea, in Ashdod, Israel, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. Tasklikh is when Jews symbolically throw their sins into moving water during the New Year holiday of Rosh Hashana. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)