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Tashlikh is a Hebrew word meaning "casting off" and is a Jewish tradition performed on the afternoon of Rosh Hashanah. The custom is to go to a large, natural flowing water (such as a river, lake or sea, etc), and 'throw' into it all previous year's sins. This is an interpretation of the bible ceremony: "You will cast all their sins into the depths of the sea." (Micah 7:18-20).
Love this bec. it's made from FOUND shells, not taken with the animal inside who is killed to make a souvenir -- make sure you don't buy (and create a market for) shells that are harvested from the sea w/the animal (you can ask for their source, but they usually look very pretty! it's better just not to buy shells).