News Brief 9/17/2013, Tishrei 13, 5774
IDF Chief Rabbi Presents Lulav & Etrog to Top General
The Chief Rabbi of the Israel Defense Force Brigadier-General Rafi Peretz presented a set of the four species -- lulav etrog, hadas and aravah -- to set of INF Chief of Staff Lt. General Benny Gantz. A special sukkah will be built dedicated to platoon commanders who fought during the Yom Kippur War, which lasted through Sukkot in 1973. Thousands of four species sets are being distributed to military bases around the country. The four species is part of teh Sukkot holiday tradition.