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Disabled IDF veterans receive holiday gift from Chabad

Dozens of IDF vets injured during their military service visit Kfar Chabad and receive a gift ahead of the Sukkot holiday.

Disabled IDF veterans receive holiday gift from Chabad

The Four Species and Sukkot: Holiday preparations in Jerusalem

Jews prepare en masse for the Sukkot holiday, buying the Four Species in Jerusalem.

The Four Species and Sukkot: Holiday preparations in Jerusalem

50 stunning scenes from Sukkot preparations in Crown Heights

Photographer Haim Twito documented the sale of the Four Species in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, ahead of the holiday of Sukkot.

50 stunning scenes from holiday preparations in Crown Heights

Choosing a proper lulav

When buying a lulav, it is a good idea to have someone knowledgeable to help, but it is also important to be familiar with the rules below.

Choosing a proper lulav

Succoth: The role of the lowly willow

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, iconic leader of Religious Zionism: The willow represents the unlearned, blessed with common sense.

Succoth: The role of the lowly willow

The Lulav paradox

We manifest joy by waving the lulav while begging Hashem for salvation. Doesn't one contradict the other?

The Lulav paradox

Maccabi Tel Aviv waves lulav before big game

Players on top Israeli basketball team perform Sukkot mitzvah day before first home match of the EuroLeague.

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Ivanka Trump blesses on four species

Chabad emissary in Washington visits White House with four species and lets dozens of advisers and officials bless on them.

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Watch: Detained for taking lulav onto Temple Mount

Father and son detained, removed from Temple Mount for bringing Four Species, biblical commandment for Sukkot.

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Watch: The Four Species market in Mahane Yehuda

Jerusalem's famed Mahane Yehuda market is believed to be one of the largest market's for the Four Species in the country.

Watch: The Four Species market in Mahane Yehudaplayer

Challenging Rabbinate, Tzohar certifies Four Species as Kosher

Tzohar Rabbinical Organization certifies four species as Kosher for the first time, ahead of new Kashrut label launch.

Challenging Rabbinate, Tzohar certifies Four Species as Kosher

Jews now forbidden to carry Four Species on Temple Mount

Police legal adviser rules that Jews are prohibited from bringing the Four Species to the Temple Mount during Sukkot holiday.

Jews now forbidden to carry Four Species on Temple Mount

Major etrog shortage expected this Sukkot

Harsh winter in Calabria region of Italy destroys 80% of etrogs exported for use during Sukkot.

Major etrog shortage expected this Sukkot

Israeli Four Species Farmers Under Threat

Ignorance of laws of sabbatical year means many Jews falsely believe they can't buy from Jewish farmers; damage could be irreversible.

Israeli 4 Species Farmers Threatened by Shmitta Ignorance

First Day of Sukkot Celebrated

Jews began marking the seven day holiday in which they eat and sleep inside temporary structures called sukkot.

First Day of Sukkot Celebrated

The Exile is a Succah - Come Home!

The Exile is a Succah - Come Home!

Video: Activist Shakes Lulav on Temple Mount

Temple activist Michael Fuah performed the Sukkot mitzvah of shaking the lulav without being noticed.

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Trick or Treat – Halloween or Sukkot?

Only in America: A black church leader uses the Lulav and Etrog for services on Halloween. “It helps keep children off the streets.”

Trick or Treat – Halloween or Sukkot?

New Gadget Makes Sukkot Better

The Kanfot Hadar company has come up with the perfect tool to make carrying the four species, the tallit and the siddur on Sukkot a simple task.

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Unpaid Etrogim Found in Airport

Israeli customs employees confiscate more than 300 Etrogim brought into the country without a permit and on which taxes weren't paid.

Israeli Customs Officers Find Undeclared Etrogim