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Why We Whack Willows on Hoshana Rabbah

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Why We Whack Willows on Hoshana Rabbah

On the 7th day of Sukkot, called Hoshanah Rabba, we take five willows and strike the ground to sweeten the judgment. This class digs deep into Torah tradition to uncover the origins, meanings, and relevance to the ancient Holy Temple plant parade that lead to modern synagogue willow whacking!
Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah, Sukkot, Aravah, Hoshanah Rabbah

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