The 4 minim; putting it all together! (Halacha a day)

Tweet about this on Twitter0Share on Facebook0Share on LinkedIn0Pin on Pinterest0

The 4 minim; putting it all together! On Sukkot there’s a Mitzvah to shake the four species; a Lulav, 3 Haddasim, 2 Aravot and an Etrog.

When shaking them on Sukkot, the Lulav, 3 Haddasim and 2 Aravot are tied together and held in one’s right hand, and the Etrog in the left hand. (Lefties hold the Lulav in their left, Etrog in the right.)

All 6 branches must be facing upwards, with the side where they were cut off the tree facing down.

The spine of the Lulav must be facing you. The 3 Haddasim are tied to the right of the Lulav. The 2 Aravot are tied to the left of the Lulav.

The Lulav is first bound with 3 ties typically made of palm leaves. The 3 Haddasim and 2 Aravot are then bound to it with another 2 ties. The Haddasim should be slightly higher than than the Aravot.

The spine of the the Lulav must protrude at least 1 Tefach (8 cm – 3″) above the Haddasim and Aravot.

The top Tefach of the Lulav should not have any ties on it.

Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 136:8

Danny Schoemann (for more visit Danny’ website)

Tweet about this on Twitter0Share on Facebook0Share on LinkedIn0Pin on Pinterest0