The gentlemen on this postcard are holding the Tashlikh ceremony. This custom has existed since the Middle Ages. Dry pieces of bread are thrown into flowing water, and one symbolically casts off one’s sins. There are ten days of repentance between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the highest Jewish holiday, during which one should remember one’s religious duties. The New Year’s wish “May you be inscribed in the Book of Life for a good year” relates to three books that God keeps. The one that contains the names of those destined for heaven, the one that lists the names of the wicked, and the one for all of us who have shown their good as well as their not so beneficial side in the last year. If we assume that no one is all very good or all very bad, it actually makes sense to see to it that we settle small or larger problems, quarrels and conflicts until Yom Kippur in order to be entered in the third book.