Saturday, August 20, 2011

Lullavim Shortage This Year? Following Mubarak's downfall, Israel fears for annual import of 700,000 palm branches for Sukkot holiday



Every year for the past three decades, ahead of the Jewish holiday of SukkotIsrael imports from Egypt some 700,000 lulavim (one of the Four Species mentioned in the Torah), originating in palm trees in the northern Sinai city of El Arish.

This year could see a shortage in the palm branches, however, as Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's downfall has created uncertainty in regards to the deal.
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