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Talking between lulav and hoshanos

Before the shofar blowing, usually there's an announcement not to make a hefsek until after the last tekios post-Musaf. Is there something similar for lulav? Should you not talk between the bracha ...
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Hoshanot without a Minyan - removing the Torah from the Aron Hakodesh

There are nine men at Shacharit on Hol HaMoed Sukkot, one short of a minyan. Hoshanot can be recited without a minyan. Should the Torah be removed from the Aron when reciting Hoshanot with only nine ...
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Hoshanot Order in Sukkot

In Nusach Sfard (Ashkenazi) there are different Hoshanot at the different days of Sukkot. Why does the order and the content of the Hoshanot depend on the day of the first Sukkot Yom Tov? Is there any ...
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When is the latest time to do Hoshanot on Sukkot?

I was wondering if Hoshanot can be done all day (like lulav and Hallel) or if it can only be done by a certain time.
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What is the purpose of beating aravot on Hoshanna Rabba? [duplicate]

I'm not asking about the origin of this minhag. I'm inquiring of the purpose of the actual beating of the aravot on Hoshanna Rabba - i.e., the action, itself. What does the hitting of the aravot ...
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Placement of the Hoshanot service

I’ve noticed that some congregations (generally nusach ashkenaz) recite Hoshanot after Musaf on Sukkot, whereas others (generally edot mizrach, nusach sefard, some Israeli nusach ashkenaz) recite them ...
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Why is mercy the only characteristic that is quantified?

In the Hoshana poem L'ma'an Amitach, various characteristics of God are enlisted as a reason for God to save us. The version appearing in my prayerbook, and recited in congregations I have been ...
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Does one say "hoshana" after every verse in the "Nation Protected" hoshana said on Shabbos?

The word "hoshana" is said before and after every verse in the weekday hoshanas. Is this also the case in the "Nation Protected" hoshana that is said on Shabbos, found on page 736 in the Artscroll ...
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Popular Contemporary Aravoth Species

Vayikra 23:40 provides the commandment to take up the 4 species on Sukkot: וּלְקַחְתֶּ֨ם לָכֶ֜ם בַּיּ֣וֹם הָֽרִאשׁ֗וֹן פְּרִ֨י עֵ֤ץ הָדָר֙ כַּפֹּ֣ת תְּמָרִ֔ים וַֽעֲנַ֥ף עֵץ־עָבֹ֖ת וְעַרְבֵי־נָ֑חַל ...
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Ashkenazi hoshanot schedule when first day Sukkot is Monday

When the first day of sukkot is a Monday, the following is the standard Ashkenazi hoshanot schedule for the first six days (found in all siddurim/machzorim that I've seen and e.g. in Levush here): ...
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Holding the lulav and esrog while saying hoshanos at home

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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Why are the hoshanot left on top of the Aron until Erev Pesach?

Follow up to minhag for throwing hoshanot on top of the aron: I've noticed that nearly all the shuls that have the hoshanot on top of the aron keep them there until Erev Pesach, and then they burn it ...
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Holding Sefer Torah during Hoshanos and Walking Around Bima with Lulav

This morning I saw the person holding the sefer Torah at the Bimah during Hoshanos pass the Torah to another person for a short time so he could walk around the Bimah with his lulav and Esrog. I ...
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Why do we do hosha'nos and hakafos counterclockwise?

I have attended services in a number of different Ashkenazic synagogues on Sukos and Sh'mini Atzeres/Simchas Tora. When going around the bima for hosha'nos on Sukos, and, in most cases, when doing so ...
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Why single out the miracle with the aron in כהושעת אלים? And why in that spot?

In the hoshana כהושעת אלים, most of it talks about the miracles of Yetzias Mitzrayim and the splitting of the sea (letters א-נ), then moves on to the circuits around the mizbe'ach (ס-ע), then - ...
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