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Thousands of palm fronds for Sukkot lulavs reportedly have been smuggled out of Egypt despite a ban on their export.
The Egyptian palm fronds have surfaced in Israel and the United States, Haaretz reported, citing veteran palm frond traders.
Israel previously had imported about...
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Egypt has banned the export of palm fronds to Israel and Jewish communities abroad, leading to fears of a lulav shortage for the Sukkot holiday.
Israel had previously imported about 700,000 palm fronds a year in the run-up to Sukkot, which is about 40 percent of the annual demand,...
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“What does it mean to be ‘only happy’?” she asked. “How can one...
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