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The Humble Willow

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The Humble Willow

During the festival of Sukkos, the Torah commands us to take a citron, a date palm frond, a myrtle branch, and a willow twig and bring them all together. The Midrash adds that each of these represents a different kind of Jew.
Aravah, Four Kinds, Lubavitcher Rebbe
The Humble Willow
Disc 159, Program 633

Event Date: 18 Tishrei 5721 - October 09, 1960

During the festival of Sukkos, the Torah commands us to take a citron, a date palm frond, a myrtle branch, and a willow twig and bring them all together. The Midrash adds that each of these represents a different kind of Jew.

While the citron, which has both flavor and aroma, represents those within the Jewish people who have Torah knowledge and good deeds, it is the willow twig, which has neither, that has a vital message to share.

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