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Lulav (loo-lahv) — lit., Palm branch; one unopened date palm leaf bundled with some myrtle and willow branches, waved on Sukkot. Implies inclusion of etrog held together with the rest of the lulav.
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Lulav: Who Should Bless
Lulav: Who Should Bless: Women
Women and girls do not need to bless over or wave the lulav; but if...
Lulav: Where To Bless
Lulav: Where To Bless: Sukka or Synagogue
Say blessings on the lulav and etrog in the sukka or in synagogue...
Lulav: When To Bless
Lulav: Shabbat
Don’t pick up the lulav or say the blessing on Shabbat .
Lulav: When To Bless
Lulav: When To Bless: Daytime
Only say the blessing on the lulav during the day.  
Lulav: Hold, Bless, Shake
Lulav: Hallel at Home or in Synagogue
Ideally, take your lulav and etrog to synagogue and say hallel...
Lulav: Hold, Bless, Shake
Lulav: Hold, Bless, Shake
To fulfill the commandment of lulav and etrog , you must hold them...
Lulav: Hold, Bless, Shake
Lulav: How To Wave During Hallel
Wave the lulav in all six directions each time when saying Hodu...
Lulav: Beauty
Lulav: If First Day of Sukkot Is Shabbat
You do not need to buy a fancy or expensive lulav and etrog if the...
Hoshana Rabba: Hoshanot
Hoshana Rabba: Hoshanot: Lulav Willow Branches
You may use the willow branches ( aravot ) from a lulav for hoshanot,...
Lulav: Choosing
Lulav: Choosing: Condition
A lulav , willow branches, or myrtle branches are only disqualified/...
Lulav: Setting Up
To Set Up a Lulav
To set up a lulav : hold with spine facing you, with three myrtle...
Lulav: Borrowing
Lulav: Husband and Wife
A man’s wife does not own the lulav with him (and a wife’s...
Lulav: Borrowing
Lulav: When You May Borrow
You may borrow a lulav on all days of Sukkot except the first day...
Lulav: Disposing
Lulav: Disposing
You may dispose of a lulav in any way that is not degrading. So, you...
Women: Sukkot
Women: Lulav
For Women and Lulav , see Lulav: Who Should Bless: Women .
Lulav: Storing
Lulav: Storing: Replacing into Water
You may put the myrtle and willow branches into water after using them...
Introduction to Sukkot
Introduction to Sukkot
Sukkot means “huts.” The Jewish festival of Sukkot...
Blessings: Categories
Three Main Categories of Blessings
There are three main categories of blessings: Enjoyment (...
When Right Side Takes Precedence
In general, the right side is given priority in our actions. This...
Introduction to Holy Written Objects
Introduction to Holy Written Objects
By surrounding ourselves with reminders of the commandments and with...
Lulav: Sizes
Palm Branch Sizes
Minimum length for lulav (palm branch):  Spine must be at least...
Sheimot: How To Dispose of
Sheimot: Disposal
These holy writings ( tashmishei kedusha ) may not be thrown directly...
Women: Time-Based Positive Commandments (Mitzvot): Exemptions
Women: Exemption from Time-Dependent Positive Commandments
Women and girls are generally exempt from time-dependent positive...
Women: Time-Based Positive Commandments (Mitzvot): Obligations
Women: Time-Based Positive Mitzva Obligations
Although women and girls are generally exempt from time-dependent...
Hoshanot: Joining
Hoshanot  were done in the Temple in Jerusalem and the community...

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