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Hoshana Rabbah in Jerusalem

Jewish men covered with prayer shawls, holding the Four Species in their hands and praying at Hoshana Rabbah (The seventh day of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot), facing the Mount of Olives and Temple Mount in the old city of Jerusalem. Jerusalem, Oct 20, 2019. Photo by TPS

Priestly Blessing at the Western Wall

Jews, covered with prayer shawls, holding the Four Species in their hands, praying the Priestly Blessing, the Hebrew prayer recited by Kohanim - the Hebrew Priests, during Chol HaMoed Sukkot at the Western Wall in old Jerusalem. Jerusalem, Oct 15, 2019. Photo by Hillel Maeir/TPS

Priestly Blessing at the Western Wall

Jews, covered with prayer shawls, holding the Four Species in their hands, praying the Priestly Blessing, the Hebrew prayer recited by Kohanim - the Hebrew Priests, during Chol HaMoed Sukkot at the Western Wall in old Jerusalem. Jerusalem, Oct 15, 2019. Photo by Hillel Maeir/TPS

Blessing the Four Species

The Priestly Blessing during Chol HaMoed Sukkot, a Hebrew prayer recited by Kohanim - the Hebrew Priests, at the Western Wall in old Jerusalem.

Sukkot Four Species Market in Jerusalem

An Orthodox Jew examines a myrtle bough at the four species market in Jerusalem. The four species prescribed by the Torah for waving during the Jewish festival of Sukkot are etrog (citron tree fruit), lulav (date palm tree frond), hadass (myrtle tree boughs), aravah (willow tree branches). The most pious Jews usually look for the most flawless ...