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High Holy Day Lulav & Etrog

For centuries, blessing the Lulav and Etrog has been the Jewish way of thanking God for the blessings of the earth on the Holy Day of Sukkot. By holding the four species together, we symbolically “get our own act together” for the New Year. By pointing them in six directions, we remind ourselves that God’s presence can be found in every aspect of our lives. And by shaking the Lulav and Etrog vigorously, we commit to being “movers and shakers” in the world, for good and for blessing.

First take the branch of a Lulav (palm). On the right side, attach 3 Hadasim (Myrtle branches). On the left, place 2 Aravot (willows). Now hold them together with a bright yellow Etrog and give them a good shake.

A joint project of the Rabbinical Assembly and The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

A Lulav & Etrog set is $50.
A Lulav & Etrog set is $50.

Sun, August 25 2019 24 Av 5779