When one davens at home b’yechidus, assuming he still says the hoshanos prayers every day, including hoshanah rabbah, would he hold the lulav and esrog while saying them?


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Yes, you should be holding them and even walk around a chumash placed on a chair or table(Ben Ish Chai parashat Ha'azinu 15; see footnote 2 in link 1 below).

It's not absolutely required, but an option available in order to maintain tradition and add merit, in my opinion; and is a worthy practice since it isn't too difficult(see link 2).

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  • In the Dirshu Mishna Berurah they quote this from the Ben Ish Chai and others and also bring others who disagree.
    – Heshy
    Commented Sep 27, 2018 at 17:41
  • quote sources as soon as you find them
    – user15464
    Commented Sep 27, 2018 at 17:42
  • @user15464 as I said it's quoted in the Dirshu Mishna Berurah. I don't have it on me now but it's in the siman on hoshanos.
    – Heshy
    Commented Sep 27, 2018 at 17:45

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