lulavs

'Let My Lulavs Go'

Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA) has called on the Egyptian government to lift its ban on the export of lulavs in time for Sukkot.

Egypt is one of the largest suppliers of the palm fronds that form the spine of the ritual lulav, and the ban threatens to cause "financial hardship for families and communities simply wishing to fulfill their religious obligations," Berman wrote Wednesday to Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf. (See Helen Chernikoff's report on the ban here.)

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