Kara

Kara:[1]

Some are particular to purchase a Lulav with the brownish leaf covering called the Kara.[2] Others are particular not to purchase such a Lulav. [The Rebbe was particular to purchase a Lulav which its top leaves are attached with a brownish leaf called a Kara. [3]]

 


[1] Oatzer p. 271; See “Halachos of Four Species” Chapter 11 in Hebrew section; p. 97; Piskeiy Teshuvos 645/3

[2] The reason: In order to suspect for the opinion of the Geonim that the Tiyomes must be closed in with the other leaves and not loose.

[3] Oatzer p. 271; See “Halachos of Four Species” Chapter 11 in Hebrew section.

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