October 14, 2016 1:40 pm at 1:40 pm #618526
How much do you spend on your lulav, esrog, hadassim and aravos?
What is the approximate going price for the arba minim in your town?October 14, 2016 2:45 pm at 2:45 pm #1187644Avi KParticipant
I bought all of them packaged with hechsherim from people in my community so I did not spend more than a few minutes. All together (I bought six sets of aravot as they dry out quickly) I paid NIS 111 (a bit less than $30).October 14, 2016 3:48 pm at 3:48 pm #1187645iacisrmmaParticipant
Prices vary depending on location. Anywhere between $40 – $150 in Brooklyn locationsOctober 14, 2016 5:51 pm at 5:51 pm #1187646flatbusherParticipant
Arba minim are much cheaper in Israel. Generally spend between $75 and $100, but I find it objectionable that the vendors seem to set the price arbitrarily.October 14, 2016 7:15 pm at 7:15 pm #1187647
I see as low as $25-$35 on many streets in Brooklyn.October 14, 2016 8:18 pm at 8:18 pm #1187648flatbusherParticipant
Yes, the street vendors are cheaper but for the same reason I won’t buy flowers from street vendors. They charge less because they don’t have rent to pay or any other attending expenses, so I like to patronize legitimate businesses.October 15, 2016 5:24 pm at 5:24 pm #1187649takahmamashParticipant
I paid ?100 for a mehadrin etrog and lulav. Extra aravot are ?5 a set. This was on our yishuv. (At least one of our shules here offer free aravot during chol hamoed for those who need.)
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OOT…sales of Lulav/Esrog is part of the shul rabbi’s parnassah (as is selling chometz on Pesach).
I don’t know the going price 65 miles away in NY, here I just pay $180 per set for myself and grandsons (sons and SILs are ole enough to buy their own) and one set for use in shul by those who do not have their own.
This is just another roll of Ball Baatim that I am glad to fulfillOctober 16, 2016 1:38 pm at 1:38 pm #1187651zahavasdadParticipant
They just sell them on the streets here via tables on the sidewalk and Pop Up stores that sell them along with some that sell other succah stuff as wellOctober 19, 2016 12:28 am at 12:28 am #1187652yeshivishe kupParticipant
I bought mine for a total of 128$. 65 for the esrog, 60 for the lulav (it was a special deri), and 3 for hadasim and aravos…..October 19, 2016 1:37 pm at 1:37 pm #1187653MenoParticipant
What’s a deri? I’ve never seen (or noticed) that word until this year.October 20, 2016 4:26 pm at 4:26 pm #1187654
Just before Yom Tov I saw sets being sold for $5 or $10.
Note that these rock bottom prices, including those from earlier days, were the basic kosher sets and not the nicer ones.October 20, 2016 4:35 pm at 4:35 pm #1187655☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
Meno, Deri is a type of palm tree, whose lulavim are generally far superior to Egyptian El-Arish lulavim.
Joseph, it’s even cheaper to use someone else’s.October 20, 2016 5:20 pm at 5:20 pm #1187656MenoParticipant
Hey, what happened to CrookedHillary?October 20, 2016 8:14 pm at 8:14 pm #1187657☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
I seem to have straightened out.October 21, 2016 1:02 am at 1:02 am #1187658Lilmod UlelamaidParticipant
“I seem to have straightened out.”
Boruch Hashem!October 26, 2016 6:58 pm at 6:58 pm #1187659dovrosenbaumParticipant
I got an initial set for $15, including rings and the holder, on 13 Avenue.
I bought aravos for $3 a pack from the same vendor, and purchased 6 packs, since they dry out. Also paid $5 for hoshanos.October 27, 2016 3:45 pm at 3:45 pm #1187660benignumanParticipant
Nowadays I spend in the $100 dollar range for a set. When I was bochur in Eretz Yisroel, I used to wait until the very last minute (when the shuk is clearing out) and spend 100 shekel or less and get even nicer minim than I get now .
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