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dc.contributor.authorBabich, Harvey
dc.identifier.citationBabich, H. (2009-2010). The Arba minim. Derech HaTeva, 14, 49-53.en_US
dc.descriptionScientific articleen_US
dc.description.abstract"You shall take for yourselves on the first day the fruit of the hadar tree, the branches of date palms, twigs of a plaited tree, and brook willows; and you shall rejoice before HaShem, your G-d, for a seven day period" (Vayikra 23:40). This sentence is the source for the four plant species (i.e.,the arba minim) used on Succot. The hadar tree refers to the citron tree (Citrus medica), in particular, to its fruit, the etrog (citron); the date palm tree (Phoenix dactylifera) which is the source of the lulav; the plaited tree is the myrtle tree (Myrtus communis), which has trifoliate groupings of leaves, forming a braided appearance, and comprises the hadasim; and the willow brook tree (Salix acmophylla) is the source of the aravot. The unit of the arba minim consists of one etrog, one lulav, two aravot branches, and three hadasim branches (Succah 34b).en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipStern College for Women, Yeshiva Universityen_US
dc.publisherStern College for Women, Yeshiva Universityen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDerech HaTeva;vol. 13 ; 2009-2010
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States*
dc.subjectArba minimen_US
dc.subjectthe four speciesen_US
dc.subjecthadar treeen_US
dc.subjectdate palmsen_US
dc.subjectplaited treeen_US
dc.subjectcitron tree (Citrus medica)en_US
dc.subjectthe etrog (citron)en_US
dc.subjectthe date palm tree (Phoenix dactylifera)en_US
dc.subjectthe myrtle tree (Myrtus communis)en_US
dc.subjectthe willow brook tree (Salix acmophylla)en_US
dc.titleThe Arba minimen_US

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