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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.
Torah Study, Lulav, Four Kinds, Naanuim, Lubavitcher Rebbe
Torah in Motion
Disc 197, Program 788

Event Date: 18 Tishrei 5723 - October 16, 1962

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.

The sages teach that the Four Kinds represent four types of Jews, each with his own special character. But when it comes to getting them all moving, it is the palm branch, or lulav, that stands out.

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