11.10.2011 13.Tischrei. 5772
Customers spend hours looking for the most perfect palm fronds, citrus, myrtle branches and willow branches.
In the autumn, religious people’s thoughts turn to palm fronds (lulavim), citrons (etrogim), myrtle branches (hadassim) and willow branches (aravot), in order to perform one of the key obligations of the upcoming Succot festival: the taking and shaking of the Four Species, or "Arba Minim.”
But despite much alarm and fear, the great lulav shortage of 2011 has not transpired, and that’s the official word from the professionals on the street….