Dear Rabbi Simon,
Are we allowed to say Tashlich (the brief customary New Year ritual recited in the proximity of a body of water) during Shabbat? We did not manage to accomplish this on Rosh HaShanah.
Thanks & Shana Tova
Tashlich is not recommended for Shabbat. However, you can say Tashlich until (and including) erev Yom Kippur, or even until Hoshana Rabba (last day of Hol ha-Mo’ed Sukkot), so hopefully there will be another convenient time. However this popular and meaningful ritual is only a customary minhag and not a requirement of halakhah (Jewish Law). The main thing is to cast off one’s sins and not to repeat them!
Best wishes and Shanah Tovah
Rabbi Rashi Simon