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The Gemara says:

אין עושין מצות חבילות חבילות

One does not make mitzvot into bundles.

But I've seen lots of people do just that: They put the four species into a bundle.

ואם תומר, and if you'll say:

The issue is making a Mitzva into a bundle, not putting the Mitzvah into a bundle.

You can't say that since the bundle is made from Lulav leaves. So we quite literally made a Mitzvah into a bundle.

Oh, and there are some who only make a bundle out of the Lulav, without even making a basket.

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That should definitely be an issue.


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  • VTC as not Purim Torah – Double AA Mar 18 at 21:45
  • @DoubleAA Ummm... You think that this is a real question? – Leitz Mar 18 at 21:45
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    If I removed the disclaimer, would you be able to tell it wasn't? – Double AA Mar 18 at 21:50
  • Yes because he is making a pun of חבילות חבילות @DoubleAA – Dr. Shmuel Mar 18 at 21:51
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    @DoubleAA From the way that he addresses the serious question, answering it by posing the ridiculous Purim Torah interpretation (turning the lulav into a bundle), it's clear he means it as PTIJ. Consider judaism.meta.stackexchange.com/a/1990, whose guidelines the OP is definitely following. – DonielF Mar 18 at 22:29
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The proper way to punctuate it is

אין עושין מצוות חבילות - חבילות

One should not make bundles of mitzvos into bundles

So, taking just one mitzvah, like the lulav, and making it into a bundle is perfectly fine. If you were to take your whole lulav-bundle and wrap a lulav with that, using a bundle of mitzvos to bundle, that would be a problem.

  • +1. in this case you are wrapping a bundle of mitzvos-daled minim- with a mitzvah-lulav leaf- – Asher Mar 19 at 3:57
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The Gemara didn't need to repeat the word חבילות must be אין מיעוט אחר מיעוט אלא לרבות and the Gemara is teaching you that if you are bundling them many times it is mutar.

So if you don't have a basket you are fine because you bundle it several times and the problem is only if you have one basket.

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In Aramaic the word אין means yes. The PTIJ explanation of this is Yes we make Mitzvas into bundles.

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