Rosh Hashanah in the 1900s Lower East Side [PHOTOS]

Posted on: September 4th, 2013 at 11:14 am by and
Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Rosh Hashanah begins tonight at sundown, so to those who celebrate, here’s to a happy and sweet new year! Eat plenty of apples and honey. And brisket.

To help celebrate, we’ve collected a bunch of historic photos that capture Jewish Lower East Siders observing the holiday. You’ll notice that most of the shots unearthed show prayer groups engaging in the tradition of Tashlich, in which sins are symbolically absolved by tossing bread crumbs into a moving body of water.

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