About The Author
Rabbi Binyamin Feldman, originally of Atlanta, Georgia, lives with his family in Yerushalayim, where he is involved in studying, editing, and teaching in Torah institutions. He welcomes comments and general feedback and can be contacted at Livinglulav@gmail.com.
The festival of Sukkos, with its mitzvah of the Four Species, stands at the apex of our yearly spiritual journey. We may feel intuitively that there is something deep, pivotal, and beautiful about this mitzvah but have difficulty articulating to ourselves just what it is. Living Lulav takes the reader on a journey to the depths of this seemingly mystifying mitzvah, discovering that it reaches the deepest aspects of our being — our capacity for joy, our affinity for true beauty, and our desire for authentic vibrancy — and, in doing so, effects a paradigm shift in our perception of Torah and mitzvos and what they are designed to accomplish.
“The author weaves a truly magnificent explanation of the three aspects of this mitzvah — joy, beauty, and life — into a beautiful tapestry that makes the mitzvah truly meaningful and inspiring.”
Rabbi Zev Leff, Rav, Moshav Matityahu
“A truly fascinating book… Solidly rooted in authentic Torah sources, it is at the same time a creative and innovative work. Most importantly, it will enable the reader to perform a vital, precious, beautiful mitzvah with greater awareness and transformative effect and will give him/her a glimpse into the infinite depth of Hashem’s Torah.”
Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz, Rav, Kehillas Ohr Somayach
“The author has performed a great service for Klal Yisrael in drawing out the deeper meaning of this mitzvah… May the book touch the hearts and minds of Jews all over the world.”
Rabbi Warren Goldstein, Chief Rabbi, South Africa
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R’ Feldman does a masterful job of using the 4 minim as a “case study” for how we should approach all of the mitzvos. R’ Binyomin asks the questions we never knew (or were to afraid) to ask about this mysterious mitzvah that is seemingly unreconcilable with the basic pshat. By weaving together all the elements and questions around the meaningful theme of the mitzva, we then leave the experience feeling more excited and confident in the deep meaning and relevance of this commandment, that will overflow into all aspects of our avodas hashem. I cannot recommend this sefer highly enough