Love of the Land

For the week ending 19 September 2009 / 29 Elul 5769

Mayan Hashiloach A Popular Tashlich Site

by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt'l
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Mayan Hashiloach – otherwise known as the Silwan Pool – is a popular place for many Jerusalemites to perform the custom of Tashlich on Rosh Hashanah. It is here that the waters of the Gichon enter through a passage in a mountain.

Many legends surround this body of water, regarding its source and its final destination.

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