The other ritual objects traditional for Sukkot are the Lulav and Etrog. Each day during the week of Sukkot one holds the two together (see photo below) and shakes it in 6 directions, the 4 cardinal directions, up towards the heavens and down towards the earth. On the very last day one gets extra willow branches and beats them on the ground to simulate the sound of rain falling. From now on through the winter a prayer for rain is added to every service. It is supposed to rain on Wednesday. Today is the last day of this holiday and we spent some time buying tasty treats in one of my favorite places, Machane Yehuda. It really feels like harvest time there.