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?


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).

Links in hebrew:



  • In the Dirshu Mishna Berurah they quote this from the Ben Ish Chai and others and also bring others who disagree.
    – Heshy
    Sep 27 '18 at 17:41
  • quote sources as soon as you find them
    – user15464
    Sep 27 '18 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
    Sep 27 '18 at 17:45

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