20 Jun 2006

[pl. “Lulavim”]; called by the Torah “kapot temarim,” the “branches of the date palm,” one of the “Arbaah Minim,” the “Four Species, or Types of Agricultural Produce” which the Jew is commanded by the Torah to hold together and wave in all directions. The symbolism of this act, at least according to one opinion in the Talmud, is to show the supremacy of G-d, its Creator, over Nature.