Chukim… These are the laws of the Torah that have no reason to them – much like the fact that we are forbidden to eat pork, to mix meat and milk, or forbidden to wear a garment made of Shatnez – a mixture of wool and linen. There’s no reason why these things should be forbidden. Not, at least, according to human logic! However, the Torah is not the mind of a human, it is the instruction book (as well as the Book of Mysteries) given over to us from the Creator of the world – of the universe, and really of everything one could ever imagine to exist.
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Your Lulav set needs to last throughout the seven days of the festival. Here are some tips to help you keep everything fresh throughout the entire period:
1. The Hadassim and Aravot should be kept refrigerated for as long as possible from the time of purchasing your set. The Etrog must not be refrigerated. The Lulav does not need to be kept in the fridge either.