Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Hoshana Raba Notes

All week long, I like that hasidic sefard congregations do their hoshanos after halel. Its a nice convenience that I presume was originated because the earliest Hasidim weren't patient enough to stay until the end (1). On Hoshana Raba though, I prefer to pray with my own people. This is because some Hasidim blow the shofar after each circuit today (2) and I deeply dislike the practice. Additionally, it seems anti-climatic to do the 7 hoshanas, and the willow whipping before musaf.

MFY (on Twitter) says blowing the shofar today connects the Hoshanas to Joshua's 7 circuits around Yericho. He also says that shofar and prayers for rain go together like kugel and kishka. The latter idea has plenty of merit (3); I'm not sure about the former: Seven is a magic Jewish number (4). That's likely the common source for both Joshua's march and our trips around the bima today.


~

We started praying at 8 and were done before 10. Not bad. Some of my hasidic friends are still in shul, and can expect to be there until at least noon. This is because the davening is very long, but also because Hasidim treat it like a regular holiday, with holiday tunes, singing, a sermon, aliya auctions and mi shebayrachs at torah reading. Some also duchan.


~

Some, no doubt, will find this video deeply spiritual, and perhaps "moving". Not me. At best this is ostentatious behavior. At worst... well, draw your own conclusions.

Incidentally, the weirdest idea I've ever heard about the lulav is that it serves as a spiritual "antenna" used to collect, or attract, or to otherwise draw in various and vital spiritual "energies."

FOOTNOTES
(1) I made that up. I have no idea why, or even when, this custom was created. (I should look it up) However, the reason I invented fits with what I know about the earliest Hasidim and also creates a nice irony: Nowadays, those who daven ashkenaz are the ones who, per stereotype, duck out early.

(2) Not all Hasidim do this, but it seems relatively common.

(3) See any Mishna or Rambam on prayers for rain. Shafar blowing is always mentioned, and the last part of today's prayers are for sustenance.

(4) This explains: http://judaism.about.com/library/3_askrabbi_o/bl_simmons_seven.htm.  It all started, by the way, with the seven visible planets.


Search for more information about Hoshana Raba at 4torah.com.

111 comments:

Anonymous said...

diazepam 10mg tinnitus diazepam withdrawal - diazepam dog dosage anxiety

Anonymous said...

cheap generic ambien cost of ambien per pill - ambien test positive on drug test

Anonymous said...

buy diazepam online no prescription diazepam to buy online usa - diazepam and pregnancy

Anonymous said...

cheap alprazolam xanax dosage before flight - generic xanax stamped g3721

Anonymous said...

generic ativan order ativan online canada - ativan side effects infants

Anonymous said...

buy zolpidem zolpidem cost walgreens - zolpidem tartrate 10 mg alcohol

Anonymous said...

cheap lorazepam ativan highest dose - buy ativan bangkok

Anonymous said...

xanax drug xanax nerve pills - xanax side effects webmd

Anonymous said...

buy diazepam diazepam 10mg high - diazepam or valium

Anonymous said...

how to buy xanax online xanax high how long - xanax dosage in children

Anonymous said...

diazepam 10 mg diazepam for sale online - diazepam dosage range

Anonymous said...

no prescription xanax xanax bars under tongue - xanax pre employment drug test

Anonymous said...

buy ativan online ativan dosage before surgery - ativan overdose side effects

Anonymous said...

ativan mg ativan and addiction - ativan withdrawal drug

Anonymous said...

buy ativan online ativan high bluelight - novo lorazem 1mg

Anonymous said...

generic xanax xanax 2mg strongest - xanax overdose amount

Anonymous said...

cheap generic ambien buy ambien online india - ambien orb for sale

Anonymous said...

soma online is soma a dea-controlled drug - buy soma online paypal

Anonymous said...

buy ambien online discount coupon for ambien cr - ambien with high blood pressure

Anonymous said...

somas online soma and urine drug screen - carisoprodol for sleep

Anonymous said...

cheap ambien no prescription ambien side effects stories - ambien sales

Anonymous said...

buy soma soma online ship to texas - carisoprodol 350 side effects

Anonymous said...

diazepam no prescription buy mexican valium online - taking 10 mg valium

Anonymous said...

buy ambien online ambien side effects memory loss - ambien side effects in men

Anonymous said...

buy cheap soma buy soma online without rx - somanabolic muscle maximizer and all bonus programs

Anonymous said...

buy valium online valium for sale in china - valium effects on driving

Anonymous said...

buy valium online 20mg valium effects - cheap roche valium

Anonymous said...

buy cheap ambien ambien cr not working anymore - price of generic ambien cr

Anonymous said...

buy valium online valium depression treatment - generic valium pictures

Anonymous said...

buy valium overseas valium side effects on liver - valium used treat high blood pressure

Anonymous said...

buy valium overseas notice valium 5mg - valium diazepam buy

Anonymous said...

Blogger: DOVBEAR - Post a Comment ativan drug - purchase ativan online http://www.ativanonlineoffer.com/#purchase-ativan-online

Anonymous said...

Blogger: DOVBEAR - Post a Comment generic soma - cheap soma no prescription http://www.emprendiendoideas.com/#cheap-soma-no-prescription

Anonymous said...

Blogger: DOVBEAR - Post a Comment ventolin cost - ventolin for sale http://www.ventolinforsaleonline.com/#ventolin-for-sale

Anonymous said...

Blogger: DOVBEAR - Post a Comment buy rimonabant online no prescription - acomplia diet pills http://www.a6soft.com/#acomplia-diet-pills

Anonymous said...

Hi, MoxoredapeTox price of strattera - buy strattera atomoxetine http://www.lasmaracasonline.com/#buy-strattera-atomoxetine

Anonymous said...

Hi, MoxoredapeTox cheap propecia online - propecia online no prescription http://www.wheretobuymedsonline.com/propecia/

Anonymous said...

Hi, MoxoredapeTox buy accutane without prescription - generic isotretinoin http://www.wheretobuymedsonline.com/accutane/

Anonymous said...

Hello, isotretinoin price - generic accutane http://www.josoclasolucio.com/#accutane-pills

Anonymous said...

Hello, lasix cost - furosemide without prescription http://www.jacksbackyarddallas.com/#furosemide-without-prescription

Anonymous said...

Hello, venlafaxine for sale - cost of effexor http://www.effexorcostonline.com/#cost-of-effexor

Anonymous said...

Patron Saints Of Drug Dealers acomplia weight loss - order acomplia online http://www.buydiscountedisotretinoin.net/#order-acomplia-online

Anonymous said...

Dr Jekyl S Medicine Show buy acomplia online no prescription - acomplia for sale http://www.buydiscountedisotretinoin.net/#acomplia-for-sale

Anonymous said...

Hello, imitrex sale - generic imitrex for sale http://www.oparticular.net/#generic-imitrex-for-sale

Anonymous said...

Hello, generic zithromax no prescription - order azithromycin online no prescription http://www.zithromaxonlineprice.com/#order-azithromycin-online-no-prescription

Anonymous said...

Hello, meridia weight loss - meridia sale http://www.amaryllisgarden.com/#meridia-sale

Anonymous said...

Hello, meridia weight loss - meridia sale http://www.amaryllisgarden.com/#meridia-sale

Anonymous said...

Hello, cheap accutane - accutane no prescription http://www.wheretobuymedsonline.com/accutane/

Anonymous said...

Hello, order ambien - cheap ambien http://topandhra.com/#cheap-ambien

Anonymous said...

Hello, sibutramine online no prescription - meridia pills for sale http://www.amaryllisgarden.com/#meridia-pills-for-sale

Anonymous said...

Hello, buy ambien - buy ambien no prescription http://topandhra.com/#buy-ambien-no-prescription

Anonymous said...

Hello, cost of atorvastatin - lipitor medication http://www.costoflipitoronline.net/#lipitor-medication

Anonymous said...

Hello, lipitor sale - low cost lipitor http://www.costoflipitoronline.net/#low-cost-lipitor

Anonymous said...

advitleva order premarin - order premarin online http://www.premarindiscount.com/

Anonymous said...

Hello, cytotec 200 mg - cytotec no prescription http://www.cytotecforlessonline.net/#cytotec-no-prescription

Anonymous said...

Hello, order cytotec - cytotec medication http://www.cytotecforlessonline.net/#cytotec-medication

Anonymous said...

Drug Testing Authorization buy topiramate online - generic topamax http://www.topamaxbetterprice.com/

Anonymous said...

Veterinary Internal Medicine Tennessee topiramate weight loss - topamax no prescription http://www.topamaxdiscount.com/

Anonymous said...

Veterinary Medical Suppliers Drugs order topamax no prescription - buy topiramate http://www.topamaxforless.com/

Anonymous said...

Vindex Medication topamax sale - generic topamax cost http://www.topamaxbetterprice.com/

Anonymous said...

Drug Imports From Other Countries order topamax - buy topamax without prescription http://www.topamaxbetterprice.com/

Anonymous said...

Dog Flea And Tape Medication phentermine diet pills - phentermine for cheap http://www.illinoishelmetproject.com/phentermine.html, [url=http://www.illinoishelmetproject.com/phentermine.html]generic phentermine 37.5 [/url]

Anonymous said...

Drug Screen Detection Of Methylphenidate generic diflucan no prescription - cost of diflucan http://www.aftermarketcaddy.com/, [url=http://www.aftermarketcaddy.com/]diflucan for men [/url]

Anonymous said...

The Drugs Or Me meridia pills online - meridia without prescription http://www.meridiaonlineorder.net/#meridia-without-prescription , [url=http://www.meridiaonlineorder.net/#generic-reductil ]generic reductil [/url]

Anonymous said...

Drug Testing Winter Haven meridia cost - where to buy meridia diet pills http://www.meridiaonlineorder.net/#where-to-buy-meridia-diet-pills , [url=http://www.meridiaonlineorder.net/#meridia-diet-pills-without-prescription ]meridia diet pills without prescription [/url]

Anonymous said...

Dog Accessories Dog Medications reductil online - meridia price http://www.meridiaonlineorder.net/#meridia-price , [url=http://www.meridiaonlineorder.net/#meridia-pills ]meridia pills [/url]

Anonymous said...

Friends, order prozac - prozac online no prescription http://www.prozaccheaponline.net/#prozac-online-no-prescription , [url=http://www.prozaccheaponline.net/#fluoxetine-online ]fluoxetine online [/url]

Anonymous said...

Friends, fluoxetine for sale - prozac without rx http://www.prozaccheaponline.net/#prozac-without-rx , [url=http://www.prozaccheaponline.net/#fluoxetine-cost ]fluoxetine cost [/url]

Anonymous said...

Friends, fluoxetine for sale - prozac without rx http://www.prozaccheaponline.net/#prozac-without-rx , [url=http://www.prozaccheaponline.net/#fluoxetine-cost ]fluoxetine cost [/url]

Anonymous said...

2, cheap propecia online - propecia online no prescription http://www.propeciagenericforsale.com/#cheap-finasteride , [url=http://www.propeciagenericforsale.com/#generic-finasteride ]buy finasteride no prescription [/url]

Anonymous said...

t, buy levitra no prescription - vardenafil without prescription http://www.levitrapillsforsale.net/#vardenafil-without-prescription , [url=http://www.levitrapillsforsale.net/#order-levitra-online ]order levitra online [/url]

Anonymous said...

t, levitra 10mg - cheap levitra pills http://www.levitrapillsforsale.net/#cheap-levitra-pills , [url=http://www.levitrapillsforsale.net/#levitra-online-pharmacy ]levitra online pharmacy [/url]

Anonymous said...

t, generic levitra no prescription - order levitra online no prescription http://www.levitrapillsforsale.net/#order-levitra-online-no-prescription , [url=http://www.levitrapillsforsale.net/#purchase-levitra-online ]purchase levitra online [/url]

Anonymous said...

t, cheap levitra online - generic levitra http://www.levitrapillsforsale.net/#generic-levitra , [url=http://www.levitrapillsforsale.net/#levitra-best-price ]levitra best price [/url]

Anonymous said...

tni buy clomid 100mg - clomid for sale http://www.clomidonlinediscount.net/#cheap-clomiphene, [url=http://www.clomidonlinediscount.net/#cheap-clomiphene]clomid cost [/url]

Anonymous said...

tby cost of furosemide - purchase lasix http://www.lasixforsaleonline.net/#purchase-lasix , [url=http://www.lasixforsaleonline.net/#lasix-pills-online ]lasix pills online [/url]

Anonymous said...

tby buy furosemide - cost of lasix http://www.lasixforsaleonline.net/#cost-of-lasix , [url=http://www.lasixforsaleonline.net/#cheap-lasix ]cheap lasix [/url]

Anonymous said...

3. order ativan online no prescription - lorazepam online pharmacy http://www.wheretobuymedsonline.com/#lorazepam-online-pharmacy , [url=http://www.wheretobuymedsonline.com/#lorazepam-for-sale ]lorazepam for sale [/url]

Anonymous said...

3. ativan without rx - order lorazepam online http://www.wheretobuymedsonline.com/#order-lorazepam-online , [url=http://www.wheretobuymedsonline.com/#ativan-sale ]ativan sale [/url]

Anonymous said...

ooo!!! Topamax Cost - topamax medication http://www.topamaxbestonline.net/#topamax-cost, [url=http://www.topamaxbestonline.net/#topamax-cost]Generic Topiramate[/url]

Anonymous said...

ooo!!! Buy Topiramate - topiramate price http://www.cheaptopamaxorder.net/#cheap-topamax, [url=http://www.cheaptopamaxorder.net/#cheap-topamax]Topamax Online[/url]

Anonymous said...

ooo!!! Buy Topamax - topiramate 25mg http://www.topamaxbestonline.net/#order-topamax, [url=http://www.topamaxbestonline.net/#order-topamax]Buy Topamax[/url]

Anonymous said...

ooo!!! Topamax Online - buy topiramate online http://www.cheaptopamaxorder.net/#cheap-topamax, [url=http://www.cheaptopamaxorder.net/#cheap-topamax]Cheap Topamax[/url]

Anonymous said...

2013 buy zyban - cheap zyban http://www.wellbutrinforsaleonline.net/, [url=http://www.wellbutrinforsaleonline.net/]generic zyban [/url]

Anonymous said...

2013 ativan cost - purchase lorazepam http://www.ativanonlinenorx.net/#cheap-lorazepam-2mg, [url=http://www.ativanonlinenorx.net/#ativan-online-pharmacy]ativan cost[/url]

Anonymous said...

2013 Imitrex No Prescription - buy imitrex online http://www.cheapimitrexbuy.net/#cheap-imitrex, [url=http://www.cheapimitrexbuy.net/#purchase-sumatriptan]Purchase Sumatriptan[/url]

Anonymous said...

2, finasteride online pharmacy - cost of propecia http://www.propeciasaleonline.net/, [url=http://www.propeciasaleonline.net/]buy propecia no prescription [/url]

Anonymous said...

2, cheap sibutramine - buy cheap meridia http://www.meridiaforyourdiet.net/#generic-meridia, [url=http://www.meridiaforyourdiet.net/#buy-meridia]sibutramine diet pills[/url]

Anonymous said...

2, buy finasteride - propecia online http://www.propeciasaleonline.net/, [url=http://www.propeciasaleonline.net/]cheap finasteride [/url]

Anonymous said...

2, lasix cost - cheap lasix without prescription http://www.lasixordernow.net/#lasix-no-prescription, [url=http://www.lasixordernow.net/#lasix-no-prescription]order lasix[/url]

Anonymous said...

g, cheap accutane no prescription - buy isotretinoin online no prescription http://www.freeyogablog.com/#buy-isotretinoin-online-no-prescription , [url=http://www.freeyogablog.com/#isotretinoin-for-sale ]isotretinoin for sale [/url]

Anonymous said...

g, accutane online - generic accutane online http://www.freeyogablog.com/#generic-accutane-online , [url=http://www.freeyogablog.com/#buy-generic-accutane ]buy generic accutane [/url]

Anonymous said...

ny, generic clopidogrel - buy plavix without prescription http://www.plavixonlineorder.com/#buy-plavix-without-prescription , [url=http://www.plavixonlineorder.com/#plavix-online-pharmacy ]plavix online pharmacy [/url]

Anonymous said...

ny, order imitrex no prescription - buy sumatriptan without prescription http://www.emiratesosteoporosissociety.com/#buy-sumatriptan-without-prescription , [url=http://www.emiratesosteoporosissociety.com/#order-sumatriptan-online ]order sumatriptan online [/url]

Anonymous said...

c, order klonopin online - clonazepam online no prescription http://www.klonopindiscountsale.net/, [url=http://www.klonopindiscountsale.net/]generic klonopin[/url]

Anonymous said...

c, cheap celexa online - citalopram no prescription http://www.cheapcelexaoffers.net/, [url=http://www.cheapcelexaoffers.net/]cheap citalopram online[/url]

Anonymous said...

Hi, cheap sibutramine - meridia diet pills for sale http://freedishprogram.com/, [url=http://freedishprogram.com/]meridia pills online [/url]

Anonymous said...

4, modafinil without prescription - modafinil online no prescription http://www.provigilonlineoffer.net/, [url=http://www.provigilonlineoffer.net/]buy modafinil no prescription [/url]

Anonymous said...

4, generic modafinil - order provigil online http://www.energyofprovigil.net/#cheap-modafinil, [url=http://www.energyofprovigil.net/#cheap-modafinil]provigil for sale[/url]

Anonymous said...

4, generic strattera - buy generic strattera online http://www.stratterabenefits.net/#order-strattera, [url=http://www.stratterabenefits.net/#buy-strattera]strattera sale[/url]

Anonymous said...

4, atomoxetine online - cheap strattera online http://www.stratterafastonline.net/, [url=http://www.stratterafastonline.net/]strattera online no prescription [/url]

Anonymous said...

1, [url=http://www.effexorbenefits.net/]Buy Venlafaxine[/url] - Effexor Generic - cost of venlafaxine http://www.effexorbenefits.net/.

Anonymous said...

3, [url=http://www.maxaltonlinehelp.net/] Cheap Maxalt[/url] - Maxalt Online - generic maxalt online http://www.maxaltonlinehelp.net/.

Anonymous said...

3, [url=http://www.onlinecelebrexdeal.net/]Celebrex Online[/url] - Celebrex Online - celecoxib price http://www.onlinecelebrexdeal.net/.

Anonymous said...

2, [url=http://www.doesprozacwork.net/]Generic Fluoxetine[/url] - Generic Fluoxetine - generic prozac no prescription http://www.doesprozacwork.net/.

Anonymous said...

6, [url=http://www.stratterarxcoupon.net/]Buy Atomoxetine[/url] - Atomoxetine Online - order strattera online http://www.stratterarxcoupon.net/ .

Anonymous said...

6, [url=http://www.nexiumpricewatch.net/] Esomeprazole Online [/url] - Generic Nexium - generic nexium http://www.nexiumpricewatch.net/ .

Anonymous said...

11, [url=http://piluladodiaseguinte.net/]Generic Imitrex[/url] - Buy Sumatriptan - buy imitrex without prescription http://piluladodiaseguinte.net/ .

Anonymous said...

14, [url=http://www.celebrexonlinerx.com/]Celebrex - Purchase Online[/url] - Celebrex - Purchase Online - celebrex online pharmacy http://www.celebrexonlinerx.com/ .

Anonymous said...

14, [url=http://www.campvance.com/]Order Imitrex [/url] - Imitrex Without Prescription - cheap sumatriptan http://www.campvance.com/ .

Anonymous said...

Your oωn write-up has verіfied benеficial to
us. Ιt’s extremely usеful аnԁ
you're simply certainly really well-informed of this type. You possess exposed my own eye for you to numerous opinion of this matter together with intriguing and sound articles.
Feel free to surf my web-site ... CIALIS