Jew in the Pew

Rabbi Sara Shendelman with a lulav and etrog grown at her house (and at the park across the street) (Photo/David A.M. Wilensky)

A very Berkeley lulav and etrog

The lulav and the etrog. One week a year, we shake this magic rainstick and its citrus companion in the air. During the harvest festival of Sukkot, we orient ourselves upon the Earth and in nature by waving them in the cardinal directions, then up and down. It is a dance. In Jewish liturgy, dominated…
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