Monday, September 17, 2012

Robert Frank's "Yom Kippur, NYC"

Does this picture really record an event that took place on Yom Kippur? Robert Franks's photo entitled "Yom Kippur, NYC" may actually be showing the Tashlikh ceremony, a symbolic casting of the past year's sins upon the water that typically takes place on the first afternoon of Rosh Hashanah, but may also be performed later. I think there is some reason to doubt that this photograph was taken on Yom Kippur.

Robert Frank, "Yom Kippur, NYC"

Robert Frank, "Yom Kippur, NYC"


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