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So it writes here the following about a Rov called Rabbi Eliezer Aliner, Libava, Latvia, (1904-1980): Rabbi Eliezer Aliner was born in the city Leipaja/Libava on the coast of the Baltic Sea. This city was used by many rabbis as a summer resort. From an early age Rabbi Eliezer spent much time with them, and he gathered many stories about the activities and ...


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It happens to be that I personally have never observed the custom you are describing. Nevertheless, I was able to find a source. The Beit Yosef (OC 651) cites that this practice was defended by Tosfot (this view is found in our versions of Tosfot to Sukkah 37b, d.h. behodu; link): ועכשיו שנהגו שש"ץ אומר יאמר נא והצבור עונין הודו וכן ביאמרו נא בית אהרן ...


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Ritva (c. 1300 Spain) changes the girsa: the defining feature is not fruit tasting like wood, but rather the branches cover the wood. Rashash (19th century Lithuania): Read the word "anaf" as "anav", interchanging the pey with the beis, indicating that Hadas is the branch "anaf" which resembles the fruit "anav". ...


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The starting point is the Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayim 645:3: בריית עלין של לולב כך היא כשהם גדלים גדלים שנים שנים ודבוקים מגבן וגב של שני עלין היא הנקרא תיומת נחלקה התיומת [ברוב העלין] [טור וב"י] פסולה היו עליו אחת אחת מתחלת ברייתו ולא היה תיומת או שכל עליו כפולים מצדו הא' וצד השני ערום בלא עלין פסול: הגה וי"מ לומר דאם נחלק העלה העליון האמצעי שעל ...


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Sukkah 3:12 teaches: בָּרִאשׁוֹנָה הָיָה לוּלָב נִטָּל בַּמִּקְדָּשׁ שִׁבְעָה, וּבַמְּדִינָה יוֹם אֶחָד. מִשֶּׁחָרַב בֵּית הַמִּקְדָּשׁ, הִתְקִין רַבָּן יוֹחָנָן בֶּן זַכַּאי שֶׁיְּהֵא לוּלָב נִטָּל בַּמְּדִינָה שִׁבְעָה, זֵכֶר לַמִּקְדָשׁ. וְשֶׁיְּהֵא יוֹם הָנֵף כֻּלּוֹ אָסוּר: In earlier times the lulav was taken for seven days in the Temple, and in the ...


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Yes. There is a nice idea which is to use the object used for a mitzva for another one, e.g., I have seen some use the etrog for besamim (spices) during havdala, by planting cloves into the etrog people often burn the four species before Pesach together with the hamets Beyond this you can also make etrog jam use the hadasim for a bouquet see here at ...


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Rav Shimshon Raphael Hirsch writes in Chorev here (second paragraph) that after we have encircled the Bimah seven times we beat the Aravos as a means to remove any sense of Ga'avah (haughtiness / arrogance) from our hearts and the belief that our successes come from us alone. He says that the Aravah is symbolic of the 'chomer' lit. the material i.e. it is ...


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This site writes It is the Chabad custom to add multiple Haddasim to the standard three, adding at least another three. The greater the number of additional Haddasim, the better. In Sefer HaMinhagim page 65 it says: 4, 12, 13 or 26 but not 9, 68 or 69. The Rebbe’s personal custom is to take 36 since 5741. (In 5711 – 13; from 5712 till 5740 – 26). ...


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