Photos of the Week: Yom Kippur; 9/11 anniversary
(RNS) - Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo gallery includes Yom Kippur, the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and more.
Jews of the Kiryat Sanz sect pray on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea as they participate in a Tashlich ceremony, in Netanya, Israel, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. Tashlich, which means "to cast away" in Hebrew, is the practice in which Jews go to a large flowing body of water and symbolically "throw away" their sins by throwing a piece of bread, or similar food, into the water before the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, which began on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Congregants attend a Yom Kippur service held in Central Park by Temple Emanu-El, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, in New York. The Jewish service was held outdoors so that worshippers felt safe during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Women take part in a Tashlich ceremony, in which they write down things they want to release before casting them into a fire, on the beach in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. Tashlich, which means 'to cast away' in Hebrew, is the practice of symbolically 'throwing away' sins before the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish year which began at sundown Wednesday. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
An Orthodox Jewish man whips another with a leather strap as a symbolic punishment for his sins last year, during the traditional Malkot (whipping in Hebrew) ceremony, ahead of Yom Kippur, in the city of Beit Shemesh, near Jerusalem, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. Yom Kippur is Judaism's day of atonement, when devout Jews ask God to forgive them for their transgressions and refrain from eating and drinking, attending intense prayer services in synagogues. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
People gather outside the National September 11 Memorial and Museum during a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
A memorial service on the 20th anniversary of the murder of Balbir Singh Sodhi, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, in Mesa, Ariz. The Sikh businessman was helping plant a flower bed at his Arizona gas station when he was shot dead by a man seeking to avenge 9/11. Mistaken for an Arab Muslim because of his Sikh turban and beard, Sodhi was the first person to die in a wave of bias crimes unleashed by the attacks. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
A Taliban fighter prays atop a gun at a mosque during Friday prayers in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Roman Catholic clergy attend the beatification ceremony of Polish Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski and Mother Elzbieta Roza Czacka at the Church of Providence in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. Poland's top political leaders also gathered at the church Sunday to honor the two revered figures of the Catholic church — a cardinal who led the Polish church's resistance to communism and a blind nun who devoted her life to helping others who couldn't see. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Orthodox believers stand at a police checkpoint to attend a religious service celebrating the 800th birthday of Grand Duke Alexander Nevsky, canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church, near the Alexander Nevsky Lavra, the monastery where the relics of Alexander are kept, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
Bishop Megan Rohrer speaks to the press before their installation ceremony at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco on Sept. 11, 2021. Rohrer is the first openly transgender person elected as bishop in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. (AP Photo/John Hefti)
Fifteen students attend the first course in missiology offered to undergraduates at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1955. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.
British troops unwind barbed wire while building a "peace wall" in Belfast in an attempt to separate warring Protestant and Roman Catholic factions September 1969. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.