Sukkot and the Four Species Market

The four species are need for fulfilling the 'Four species Mitzvah,' the waving of the four species as prescribed by the Torah, symbolizing unity.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
September 23, 2018 12:49

The Four Species Market, September 23, 2018 (Marc Israel Sellem)

The Four Species Market, September 23, 2018 (Marc Israel Sellem)

 
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Jerusalem's Four Species Market, or the Shuk Arba Minim, is located near the Machane Yehuda Market, open in the days and nights leading up to Sukkot.

Jews from all over Israel come to this special market to buy the four species-date palm (lulav), myrtle, willow and citron (etrog) - for Sukkot.

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Sukkot, also widely known as the Feast of Tabernacles, falls on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei. Sukkot is the plural of Sukkah, which is the name for the type of hut or shelter in which the Jews lived for forty years during their time with Moses in the desert. Many people eat meals and live in the sukkah throughout the holiday.

The four species are need for fulfilling the 'Four species Mitzvah,' the waving of the four species as prescribed by the Torah, symbolizing unity.

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