Shakin' the Lulav

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A lulav is a palm branch, often along with myrtle or willow branches and a citron fruit, combined and collectively waved during different parts of the synagogue services at Sukkot. The lulav is waved in six directions, north, south, east, west, up, and down, reminding us of God’s presence everywhere. While reflecting on the omnipresence and goodness of our Lord is often a more serious aspect of services, some people do take it upon themselves to have a more fun, lighthearted time with waving the lulav as depicted in the movie and song lyrics below.

“We're shaking the lulav now (Shaking the lulav)
Up and down (Back and forth)
Take it into the Sukkah now (Into the Sukkah)
All seven days (But not on Shabbos - oooh)

I got the four species now (Arba minim)
My willow branches, yeah (Aravot)
I shaka, shaka shake my myrtle now (That's Hadassim)
And now I'm feeling b'simcha (I knew you would - ooooh)

We're shaking the lulav now (Shaking the lulav)
Front and back (6 directions)
Take it back to the center now (Back to the center)
Hodu LaShem Ki Tov (Ki L'olam Chasdo - ooooh)

A got a bumpy little esrog now (Yellow citron)
You know it looks so fine (Smells so good)
It's gonna make some tasty jelly, yeah (Havdala spice)
But during Sukkos you're mine (I know you're mine - ooooh)

Hoshia na Hatzlicha na
Hoshia na Hatzlicha na
Hoshia na Hatzlicha na
Hoshia na Hatzlicha na
 
We're shaking the lulav now (Shaking the lulav)
Up and down (Back and forth)
Come on, come on, come on, in the sukkah now (Into the Sukkah)
Get on under the s'chach (Under the s'chach - oooh)

Come on invite the Ushipzin now (Avraham Avinu)
You gotta open your heart (Open wide)
I'm loving loving Am Yisrael (The Jewish people)
We're all together now (All together now - oooh)

We'll shake-a, shake-a, shake-a lulav now (Shake the lulav)
We'll shake-a, shake-a, shake-a lulav now (Shake the lulav)
We'll shake-a, shake-a, shake-a lulav now (Shake the lulav)
Chag sameach!”

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