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Shaking the Lulav: Torah in Motion

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Torah in Motion

During the Holiday of Sukkos, we take a palm branch, citron, and branches of myrtle and willow, and wave them together in every direction. In fact, it was the custom of our Rebbes that when waving the lulav, they would not only extended it forward and bring it back, but would move it out in each of the six directions, give it a shake, and then bring it back towards the chest.
Lulav, Four Kinds, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah, Sukkot, Naanuim, Lubavitcher Rebbe

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