Four species

  • four species
    arbaat haminim-new.jpg
    the four species according to ashkenazi tradition
    halakhic texts relating to this article
    leviticus 23:40
    babylonian talmud:chapter 3
    7:1–8:11
    shulchan aruch:645–658

    the four species (hebrew: ארבעת המינים arba'at ha-minim, also called arba'a minim) are four plants mentioned in the torah (leviticus 23:40) as being relevant to the jewish holiday of sukkot.[1] rabbinic jews tie together three types of branches and one type of fruit and wave them in a special ceremony each day of the sukkot holiday, excluding shabbat. the waving of the four plants is a mitzvah prescribed by the torah, and contains symbolic allusions to a jew's service of god. in karaite judaism, the sukkah is constructed with branches from the four specified plants.

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Four species
Arbaat haminim-new.jpg
The Four Species according to Ashkenazi tradition
Halakhic texts relating to this article
Leviticus 23:40
Babylonian Talmud:Chapter 3
7:1–8:11
Shulchan Aruch:645–658

The four species (Hebrew: ארבעת המינים arba'at ha-minim, also called arba'a minim) are four plants mentioned in the Torah (Leviticus 23:40) as being relevant to the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.[1] Rabbinic Jews tie together three types of branches and one type of fruit and wave them in a special ceremony each day of the Sukkot holiday, excluding Shabbat. The waving of the four plants is a mitzvah prescribed by the Torah, and contains symbolic allusions to a Jew's service of God. In Karaite Judaism, the sukkah is constructed with branches from the four specified plants.