Thousands of Sets of Arba Minim to be Distributed to IDF Soldiers

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(Sebi Berens/Flash90)

With Sukkos approaching, the IDF Rabbinate has been preparing sets of lulavim and esrogim for thousands of soldiers.

Some 6,300 sets have been sorted for the use of IDF soldiers during the chag.

“We receive a double amount of esrogim and lulavim, and from among them the best ones are chosen to allow the soldiers to celebrate the holiday in an optimal manner,” Rabbi Yishai Eitan, head of the halachah branch of the military rabbinate, told Arutz Sheva.

“As is well known, one of the most famous interpretations of the Four Species is their correspondence to the different types of Jews, and the binding together of the Four Species symbolizing the unity of all types among the Jewish people.

“We are concerned that the Four Species reach all of the most outlying IDF bases. This is no small challenge, but we try to do our best to facilitate a joyous holiday atmosphere in a strong and united army,” said Rabbi Eitan.