From Reb Zalman:

HOSHA’NOT  / הושענות are recited while walking with the Lulav and Etrog around the Torah desk, each one on its day, each day of Sukkot. All seven are then also recited on Hosha’na Rabba, THE GREAT HOSHA’ANA DAY and in some communities these seven are also accompanied by the sounding of the SHOFAR.  This version following the traditional one is based on the seven days of the Creation story and follows the English ABC while the traditional version has all the letters of the Alefbet and is based on other levels of the interpretation of the quality of the days. The traditional versions Hosha’ana 4, 5 and 6 have strong ecological concerns and were the encouragement to offer these


For the first Thursday – turn (This year,  September 19, 2013)

Hosha’na for the sake of the Aura of life the Beams of Light the Clearness of Light the Dynamics of Light the Effulgence of Light the diFfraction of light the Glory of light the Haloes of light the Illumination of light the Joys of sight

For the second Friday – turn (September 20, 2013)

Hosha’na for the sake of the Karma of the separation of sky and water the Luminosity of the sky the Majesty of the sky the Nourishment that comes in rain from the sky the Orient and Occident in the sky the Purple sunset sky the Quality of purity of the sky the Range of the sky the Stretch of the firmament of the sky the Treasures of rain the pour from the sky   


For the third Shabbat day – turn (Saturday, September 21, 2013)

Hosha’na for the sake of the Ubiquity of the plants the Variety of the plants the Wellness of the plants the Xanthia gum trees the Yucca plants the Zucchinis and Zinnias the Aspen trees the Berry bushes the Chlorophyll made by the leaves the Date palms

For the fourth Sunday – turn (Sunday, September 22, 2013)

Hosha’na for the sake of the Earth and planets the Faraway stars the Galaxies in space the Horizons of the sky the Infinity of space the Joyous music of the spheres the Komets and Asteroids the Location of Latitude and Longitude on the maps the Moons around the planets the Nodes of the Zodiac


for the fifth Monday – turn (Monday, September 23, 2013)

Hosha’na for the sake of Owls and Other Oviparous life Perches and Plovers  Quail and Quahogs Robins and Red Snappers Seagulls and Swordfish Turtles and Turtledoves Univalves Varieties of Plankton Waterfowl and Whales Yellowtails other Tunas


for the sixth Tuesday – turn (Tuesday, September 24, 2013)

Hosha’na for the sake of   Zebus and Zebras Aardvarks and Armadillos Bears and Babies Children and Chimpanzees Deer Elks and Moose Fawns and Families Giraffes and Gorillas Homo Sapiens and Hominids Instinctual and Intelligent life  


for the seventh Wednesday (Wednesday, September 25, 2013)

Hosha’na for the sake of our Letting Earth Rest Letting Earth heal Letting Earth recover Leaving Earth in Peace Letting People find their center Letting people enjoy rest and freedom Letting children romp Living the Shabbat in Mindfulness Loving others and ourselves Letting Being do all the Doing

One Response to “Hosha’not”

  1. naftalah Says:

    Kol HaKavod!

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