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966. Hoshanos
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137:11 On each day of Succos, after musaf, the practice is to bring a sefer Torah to the bimah. We leave the aron open until after saying Hoshanos and returning the Torah. Every one who has an esrog and lulav goes around the bimah where the sefer Torah is while the Hoshanos are being recited. […]
965. Joint Owners of a Lulav
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137:9 Two people who jointly purchase the four species presumably do so with the understanding at the time of the purchase that when performing the mitzvah, each acquires the other’s share (though it’s preferable to verbally express this when performing the mitzvah – Mishnah Brurah 658:32). From here we have the practice for the congregation […]
964. A Borrowed Lulav
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137:7 The hadas used for the mitzvah may not be smelled the entire week of Succos, not even on Shabbos, but the esrog may be smelled on Shabbos. When smelling the esrog, one recites the bracha “haNosein rei’ach tov bapeiros,” that G-d gives fruits their pleasant fragrances. On the rest of the days of Succos, […]
963. Eating Before Waving the Lulav
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137:5 One is forbidden to eat before waving the lulav. If one is traveling and expects to come to a place where there is a lulav and esrog – and also those living in the outskirts who are having a lulav and esrog sent to them – must wait up to (but not including – […]
962. Waving the Lulav During Hallel
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137:3 It is proper for one to remove his tefillin before taking the lulav, or at least to remove the strap around his hand so that it will not be a barrier between his hand and the lulav. It is also advisable to remove any rings one might have on his fingers. 137:4 The order […]
961. Shaking the Lulav
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137:1 One takes the lulav, joined together with the hadassim and aravos, in his right hand with the spine of the lulav facing him; he takes the esrog in his left hand. Because we need to recite a bracha before performing a mitzvah, and since the esrog must be held the way it grows in […]