Recognize that the significance of picking up the Four Species together at once represents the symbolic joining together of all Jews regardless of background and level of prior Jewish study and engagement.

The joyous holiday of Sukkot has many unifying themes including one that extends beyond the Four Species to the sukkah itself. To learn more about the unifying theme that permeates the Sukkot holiday, read this enlightening analysis entitled “Jewish Unity and the Festival of Sukkot” from Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald’s Torah message for Sukkot 5778-2017. Out of respect for the Sabbath, please consider printing it on Friday afternoon if you plan to read it on Shabbat.