Social Justice Tashlikh Prayer

four people throwing bread crumbs in lake
In this new year & every year, we must take accountability for the ways we & our communities have contributed to injustice. As we prepare to cast away our sins in the upcoming days, here’s a tashlikh prayer originally written for Keshet's 2018 campaign for trans rights, though the message applies every year:
 

Let us cast away the sin of indifference to injustice
Let us cast away the sins of times we did not reach out to help others
Let us cast away sins of being not being better allies because of our own privileges
Let us cast away the sins of times we did not help our transgender siblings and community
members
Let us cast away the sins of the times we did not have the courage to speak up about injustice
Let us cast away the sins of times that we did not help others because we were happy with our
own lives
Let us cast away the times we witnessed prejudice or discrimination but did nothing
Let us cast away the sin of ignoring those in need
Let us cast away the sins of not having time to be part of activism in our communities
Let us cast away the sins of not giving tzedakah to causes
Let us cast away the sin of complacency in oppression

Prayer

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