I was always told that when shaking the lulav towards the north, for instance, you keep the lulav oriented as usual (pointing towards the ceiling), just turn your body northwards first, and then extend (then withdraw) your arms. Yet I keep seeing people turning their lulav so the lulav top is itself pointing north (not up). Is there any source or opinion for this practice, or is it just a mistake?
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