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        9/15/2011, Elul 16, 5771

      Lulav Palm Branches Egyptian Import Hampered

      The ritual ‘Lulav’ is purchased as part of the ‘four species’ used on Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles. The main source of Lulavim has been from the Egyptian city of El-Arish, but the Egyptians have announced that there will be no imports this year, which could raise prices on locally grown specimens.

      Israelis purchase some 500,000 lulavim every year.

      High quality lulavim come primarily from Kibbutz Tirat Zvi anyway, so those who spend extra for better lulavim have nothing to worry about.