Purchasing the Four Species

n the present days many we are all occupied, to varying degrees, with the search for the Four Species. However, finding kosher or mehudar Species is not the end of the story. The Torah requires us to gain a full ownership of the Species–a feat not necessarily as simple as it sounds. This week we discuss the possible pitfalls in buying and paying for the Four Species, and the methods by which the full transfer of ownership can be ensured. May checks be used as payment? What about credit cards? And why is it so important to pay on time? These questions, and more, are dealt with in this week’s article.

23/09/2015

The Lulav

If the leaves lie against the spine, the lulav is mehudar.
If the leaves fan out to the side, but can be tied down to the spine, the lulav is kosher but not mehudar.
If the leaves fan out to the side, but cannot be tied down to the spine, the lulav is possul.