The Rituals of Sukkot
This ready-to-use text, which includes the Hoshanot for Hol Hamoed, Shabbat, and Hoshanah Rabbah, has been excerpted from Or Hadash: A Commentary on Siddur Sim Shalom.
By Bradley Shavit Artson, Ziegler School
This CJ Journal article originally appeared in Vol. 48, No. 4, Summer, 1996, pp. 26–34. The introduction follows below:
One of Judaism's oddest rituals is that of beating the aravot (willow fronds) during the services for Hoshana Rabbah, the final Hol ha-Mo’ed day of Sukkot.