A message from our CEO about the future of Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange. Read now.
2 added 93 characters in body
source | link

Teshuvas Hage'onim (Sharey Teshuva Siman 340) cites two reasons in the name of Rav Tzemach Goan:

1) The leaves of the arova look like lips. Hitting them on the ground hints to fact that we require atonement, and therefore fulfill the verse in Eicha (3:29) "יתן בעפר פיהו, אולי יש תקווה" (Let him put his mouth into the dust; there may yet be hope), meaning to say we have no further ability in our mouths to atone for ourselves.

2) Since during the days of Succos we fulfill many mitzvos, in this merit the accusations which the Satan made against us should be nullified. This is hintedThe Midrash compares the four species to by hittingvarious body parts; the arovah hints to the mouth. Hitting the arova on the groundgroun, symbolizingsymbolizes our hope that all the claimsaccusing mouth of the Satan shall fallbe brought down to the ground. [A similar reason is brought by Tamey Haminhagim (Siman 819) in the name of the Tola'as Yaakov; to eradicate the judgement and to bring it down to the dust so it shall no longer exist in the world.]

The Levush (Siman 664 Sif 3) brings the custom of hitting the arova on the floor after hoshaynes, and then writes that all these sukkos customs are becuase of simcha.

Teshuvas Hage'onim (Sharey Teshuva Siman 340) cites two reasons in the name of Rav Tzemach Goan:

1) The leaves of the arova look like lips. Hitting them on the ground hints to fact that we require atonement, and therefore fulfill the verse in Eicha (3:29) "יתן בעפר פיהו, אולי יש תקווה" (Let him put his mouth into the dust; there may yet be hope), meaning to say we have no further ability in our mouths to atone for ourselves.

2) Since during the days of Succos we fulfill many mitzvos, in this merit the accusations which the Satan made against us should be nullified. This is hinted to by hitting the arova on the ground, symbolizing our hope that all the claims of the Satan shall fall down. [A similar reason is brought by Tamey Haminhagim (Siman 819) in the name of the Tola'as Yaakov; to eradicate the judgement and to bring it down to the dust so it shall no longer exist in the world.]

The Levush (Siman 664 Sif 3) brings the custom of hitting the arova on the floor after hoshaynes, and then writes that all these sukkos customs are becuase of simcha.

Teshuvas Hage'onim (Sharey Teshuva Siman 340) cites two reasons in the name of Rav Tzemach Goan:

1) The leaves of the arova look like lips. Hitting them on the ground hints to fact that we require atonement, and therefore fulfill the verse in Eicha (3:29) "יתן בעפר פיהו, אולי יש תקווה" (Let him put his mouth into the dust; there may yet be hope), meaning to say we have no further ability in our mouths to atone for ourselves.

2) Since during the days of Succos we fulfill many mitzvos, in this merit the accusations which the Satan made against us should be nullified. The Midrash compares the four species to various body parts; the arovah hints to the mouth. Hitting the arova on the groun, symbolizes our hope that the accusing mouth of the Satan shall be brought down to the ground. [A similar reason is brought by Tamey Haminhagim (Siman 819) in the name of the Tola'as Yaakov; to eradicate the judgement and to bring it down to the dust so it shall no longer exist in the world.]

The Levush (Siman 664 Sif 3) brings the custom of hitting the arova on the floor after hoshaynes, and then writes that all these sukkos customs are becuase of simcha.

1
source | link

Teshuvas Hage'onim (Sharey Teshuva Siman 340) cites two reasons in the name of Rav Tzemach Goan:

1) The leaves of the arova look like lips. Hitting them on the ground hints to fact that we require atonement, and therefore fulfill the verse in Eicha (3:29) "יתן בעפר פיהו, אולי יש תקווה" (Let him put his mouth into the dust; there may yet be hope), meaning to say we have no further ability in our mouths to atone for ourselves.

2) Since during the days of Succos we fulfill many mitzvos, in this merit the accusations which the Satan made against us should be nullified. This is hinted to by hitting the arova on the ground, symbolizing our hope that all the claims of the Satan shall fall down. [A similar reason is brought by Tamey Haminhagim (Siman 819) in the name of the Tola'as Yaakov; to eradicate the judgement and to bring it down to the dust so it shall no longer exist in the world.]

The Levush (Siman 664 Sif 3) brings the custom of hitting the arova on the floor after hoshaynes, and then writes that all these sukkos customs are becuase of simcha.