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Why the Willow Need Not Grow Near Water

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Why the Willow Need Not Grow Near Water

The Four Species taken on Sukkos represent four types of Jews, from the citron which has both flavor and fragrance, and represents the Jew who studies Torah and fulfills its commandments, to the willow which is neither tasty nor fragrant, represents the simplest of Jews, who lacks both Torah and good deeds.
Aravah, Four Kinds, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah, Sukkot, Lubavitcher Rebbe

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