On the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, there is a ceremony called Taslich. Jews traditionally go to the ocean or a stream or river to pray and throw bread crumbs into the water. Symbolically, the fish devour their sins. Occasionally, people ask what kind of bread crumbs should be thrown. Here are suggestions for breads which may be most appropriate for specific sins and misbehaviors:

  For ordinary sins...................White Bread
  For erotic sins.....................French Bread
  For particularly dark sins..........Pumpernickel
  For complex sins....................Multigrain
  For twisted sins....................Pretzels
  For tasteless sins..................Rice Cakes
  For sins of indecision..............Waffles
  For sins committed in haste.........Matzoh
  For sins of chutzpah................Fresh Bread
  For substance abuse.................Stoned Wheat
  For use of heavy drugs..............Poppy Seed
  For petty larceny...................Stollen
  For committing auto theft...........Caraway
  For timidity/cowardice..............Milk Toast
  For ill-temperedness................Sourdough
  For silliness, eccentricity.........Nut Bread
  For not giving full value...........Shortbread
  For jingoism, chauvinism............Yankee Doodles
  For excessive irony.................Rye Bread
  For unnecessary chances.............Hero Bread
  For war-mongering...................Kaiser Rolls
  For dressing immodestly.............Tarts
  For causing injury to others........Tortes
  For lechery and promiscuity.........Hot Buns
  For promiscuity with gentiles.......Hot Cross Buns
  For racist attitudes................Crackers
  For sophisticated racism............Ritz Crackers
  For being holier than thou..........Bagels
  For abrasiveness....................Grits
  For dropping in without notice......Popovers
  For overeating......................Stuffing
  For impetuosity.....................Quick Bread
  For indecent photography............Cheesecake
  For raising your voice too often....Challah
  For pride and egotism...............Puff Pastry
  For sycophancy, ass-kissing.........Brownies
  For being overly smothering.........Angel Food Cake
  For laziness........................Any long loaf
  For trashing the environment........Dumplings
  and my personal favorite:
  For telling bad jokes/puns..........Corn Bread
For those who require a wide selection of crumbs, we suggest a Taslich Mix available in three grades (Taslich Lite, Medium, and Industrial Strength) at your favorite Jewish bookstore.