Origin of Tashlich Text

Question

Tashlich

My great aunt gave me a card with a version of the Tashlich prayer.
This card must be over 50 years old.

The prayer contains in Hebrew:

(1) Micah Chap 7, verses 18-19

(2) The following words:

וְכָל־חַטֹאת עַמְךָ בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל תַשְׁלִיךְ בִּמְקוֹם אַשֶׁר לֹא יִזָכְרוּ וְלֹא יִפָּקְדוּ וְלֹא יַעַלוּ עַל־לֵב לְעוֹלָם׃

(3) Micah Chap 7, verse 20

Where do the words in item 2 come from?

I looked up Tashlich on several websites and prayer books
and could not find these words.

The prayer book for Rosh Hashanah contains additional verses that may be recited. However, the words in item 2 are not included.

Thanks.

2 weeks

Answers

  1. I am not sure what the origin is for the particular text that you quote in item 2. There are variant texts in use today that have minor differences and it is possible that the specific text you are asking about is used by certain congregations. I did manage to find the text in the National Library of Israel:

    (https://merhav.nli.org.il/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=NNL_Ephemera&docid=NNL_Ephemera71243777000005171&context=L) with a note that the text is from the Book of Micha, 7:18-20. However, the text is not exactly the same.

    Best wishes from the AskTheRabbi.org Team