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 (lo͞o-läv′, lo͞o′lôv′) Judaism
n. pl. lu·lav·im (lo͞o-lä-vēm′, -lô′vĭm) or lu·lavs
1. A bundle containing a palm frond, two willow branches, and three myrtle branches that is ceremonially waved during the celebration of Sukkot.
2. The palm frond from such a bundle.

[Mishnaic Hebrew lûlāb, sprout, palm branch, from liblēb, to bloom; see lblb in Semitic roots.]
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Date palm leaves are used as a "lulav" (a closed frond of date palm tree) in the Jewish holiday of "Sukkot" the Feast of Booths.
The holiday of Sukkot, which started Sunday evening, isn't complete without a lulav and an etrog, the four species that Jews are commanded to wave on the harvest holiday.
While you were shaking the lulav and reclining in your Sukkah, Gal Gadot was doing what Gal Gadot does best, which is schooling the world on how we do it in the 972.
In the process, K'tonton discovered a way to climb high above the crowds of people to see all the beauties of the synagogue, by climbing up the lulav, or palm branch, which his father carried, on its braided willow and myrtle branch sheaf.
In 1965, Omri Lulav published an article in a local pamphlet of Afikim Kibbutz, entitled: "You!
One of the unique rituals of this holiday is taking the arba'ah minim [Four Species], which are defined as the lulav [palm branch], etrog [citron fruit], hadassim [myrtle branches], and aravot [willow branches], reciting a blessing over them, and then waving them in six directions.
Lile is the former owner of Lulav restaurant, and he's scheduled for trial in U.S.
A major component of Sukkot involves waving the lulav (palm, willow and myrtle) and etrog (citron) in each of the four directions--or six, if "up" and "down" are included in the ritual (which is my custom)--which represents our acknowledgment of God's dominion over Creation.
Except for the lulav (sprouting branches or a palm frond) and ethrog (citron), unique symbols of Judaism that appear on a number of seals, glyptic imagery is shared by Jews with others.
The embrace that my parents felt from the Arabs when they arrived to America found its echo for me within the Jewish community, which welcomed me in as family, ensuring that I always had a kitchen in which to break matzah, and a sukkah in which to shake the lulav.
Furthermore, Lubavitcher young men go out on the streets and try to persuade Jewish passers-by to put on tefillin if they are men, and to make the blessing over the lulav and etrog during Sukkot.
The panel illustrating it depicts a bird-headed man holding a 'lulav', an arrangement of palm, myrtle and willow branches, with an 'etrog' (a lemon like fruit) holder in front of him.