Photos: Jews celebrate Rosh Hashanah

Orthodox Jews pray as they perform Tashlich, or the casting off, at the Paris Square fountain in central Jerusalem on Monday, September 17. On the afternoon of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, it is customary to throw pieces of bread or stones into a large, natural body of flowing water to cast away the sins of the past year.

Orthodox Jews pray as they perform Tashlich, or the casting off, at the Paris Square fountain in central Jerusalem on Monday, September 17. On the afternoon of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, it is customary to throw pieces of bread or stones into a large, natural body of flowing water to cast away the sins of the past year.