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Monday, October 27, 2008

Lulav Backpack

I've been too busy dealing with the continuing market meltdown to post but I didn't want to let Succos go by without some thoughts.

1. As a keen observer of the human condition, I noticed the proliferation of the Lulav Backpack. Similar to a canvas guitar case that you strap on your back, the Lulav backpack also contains a place for your esrog. Very shtoddy.

There is no limit to the imagination of Jews when it comes to making ritual observance easier.

2. The davening at our shul was nice overall, albeit a little long for me. The overall WQ, especially on Simchas Torah, was very high (as one would expect) but not of Biblical proportions. There were two incidents, however (that, sadly, I am constrained from retelling), that in-and-of-themselves did momentarily spike the WQ to heights it has never before reached.



  • At 10:01 AM, Blogger Honestly Frum said…

    I noticed this new Lulav holder. It looked like a rifle holder or archery set. What ever happened to the good old hard green plastic holder (for those who are too important to use the plastic bag)?

  • At 10:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "I noticed the proliferation of the Lulav Backpack"

    My year they'll come in different colors!

  • At 11:00 AM, Blogger ThePeoplesChamp said…

    The Lulav Backpack is the latest evolution of the Tallis Bag Backpack. We will soon have them for all Holidays, including:
    Purim- A Megillah/ Wine Holder
    Pesach- an extra large version that holds Haggadahs and your pillow for leaning, especially effective for the Hotel goers.
    Tisha Baav- A backpack that fits your low mini stadium seat with a pocket for your kinnos and a pocket for extra tissues.

  • At 11:12 AM, Blogger tnspr569 said…

    The plastic tubes are terrible- storing and removing the lulav is quite awkward, and it's easy for the palm-holder-thingy to get stuck/come off. Any case that has a full-length side opening is much better.

    The real question is if the backpack holder has room for a machzor, too.

  • At 12:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Lawrence/shar yashuv usually sucks the WQ out of the mere/aish kodesh for simchat torah. NO fear, next week it'll be back to norm.Brad

  • At 1:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Must have missed the two WQ incidents. Seemed pretty typical for AK. Even the Hakafos seemed tame.

  • At 12:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Actually the guy who invented the lulav holder is a chashuva talmid chachim who designed it and had it produced and gave the profits to tzedaka


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