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One of the key things we at Muslims Against Antisemitism aim to do is educate people and more widely civil society about what Judaism actually is, rather than what antisemites hateful views say Judaism is. /1
With that in mind and with the high holy days upon us starting with #RoshHashanah(Jewish New Year) on Sunday evening please see our thread providing some facts (feel free to fact-check!) on what makes #RoshHashanah so special. /2
First up let's start with the greeting for #RoshHashanah to say to all our Jewish brothers and sisters.

'Shana Tova Umeteukah' .

This Hebrew means a good and sweet new year. /3
That brings us on to the sweet part of #RoshHashanah.

To symbolise a sweet new years Jews worldwide including our very own @thehoff102 dip apples in honey. /4
The Jewish calendar which goes by the moon is currently 5779. In two days time it moves to 5780. /5
The month before the high holy days is called Elul.

This is a month where Jews prepare themselves for judgement in what is called the book of life.

As part of this many Jews analyse their deeds and the path they are heading on. /6
During the month of Elul traditionally the #Shofar is blown each morning.

The purpose of this is to awaken souls from their slumber. /7
Selichot which takes place approximately the week before #RoshHashanah.

Selichot are poetic communal prayers sung melodiously asking for forgiveness, by making use of the 13 attributes of Mercy, which many Jews believe God revealed to Moses as a key to repentance. /8
Hatarat Nedarim is where traditionally annulment of vows are performed in front of three people the day before #RoshHashanah.

The purpose of this is to relinquish themselves from promises made in the previous year. /9
Now let's get in to the actual meaning of #RoshHashanah. It is part of days of judgement and Yom Kippur's days of atonement.

Part of it is the belief of all thoughts, judgements and actions are judged in the book of life. For many Jews it is period of reflection. /10
The #Shofar previously mentioned in this thread is blown 100 times over Rosh Hashanah.

There are three types of #Shofar sound. /11
They are:

a) Tekiyah - One long unbroken sound.

b) Shevarim - Three medium length sounds.

c) Teruah - Many short and quick sounds. /12
The sound of the #Shofar is said to represent the deep voice of our soul crying out to be the person we want to be. /13
Tashlich is a ritual where Jews on #RoshHashanah throw away their sins. This often takes place on the afternoon of #RoshHashanah.

To do this people go to a natural body of water, whilst speaking of their desire to repent and be forgiven. /14
On Sunday we will be showing some videos and pictures of what takes place in #RoshHashanah as outlined in this thread. /15
We've just briefly touched on #RoshHashanah, so please as supporters of Muslims Against Antisemitism feel free to add to this thread!

By educating ourselves on Judaism we can help defeat antisemitism. /16

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