Do you have your magical elements ready for
Yes, we are referring to the lulav and etrog. The arba’at ha-minim—the four species of fruit
and plants that we wave around and parade with on the holiday of Sukkot. The lulav and etrog are a way for us to use
theurgy (religious magic) to invoke God’s presence and ask for rain. In waving the four species in the six
directions of space and returning to self—holding the lulav and etrog at our
heart—we are, in essence, invoking God’s presence in all space within time. If you listen to the sound of the lulav, you
can hear the subtle sounds of a rain stick asking the Divine Source for the
blessings of rain. We are also
connecting with our ancestors and our brothers and sisters all over the planet.
To acquire your very own lulav and etrog you
don’t need to make your way to Diagon Alley, but simply click here to download the order form. We order them through Rodals
Quality Judaica in Montreal, so orders must be in by September 8. The cost for a set is $65.00 for a regular
set, or $80.00 for a deluxe set.