Lulav: Palm Branch
|You need one Lulav.
||It should be straight.
The leaves should be together.
It should not be dried out.
The top should not be cut off.
It should be at least 15 inches long.
|You need 3 Hadasim for each Lulav.
||It should be green and not dried out.
The top of the branch should be whole.
The leaves toward the top should be in clusters of three.
|You need 2 Aravos for each Lulav
||It should have long and whole leaves.
The edge of the leaf should be smooth.
The top leaf should be intact.
|You need one Esrog.
||It should be bumpy.
If it grew with a Pittum then it should not be broken.
If the Esrog never had a Pittum, it is kosher.
It should be larger than an egg.
No part of the Esrog should be missing.
The spine of the Lulav should face you.
How to set up your Lulav & Esrog:
The Hadasim are on the right side and should be higher than the Aravos, which are on the left.
Esrog in left hand, Lulav in right.