RESOLVED: Import of Daled Minim into Canada Permitted After Jewish MPs Step in to Help

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B’chasdei Hashem, the Customs issue regarding bringing daled minim into Canada has been resolved, and the commercial import of lulavim, hadassim, and aravos will be allowed to take place as in past years.

Askanim thanked the numerous people who reached out to assist in the matter, and particularly Jewish MPs Rachel Ben-Dayan and  Melissa Landsman who “really gave us their all,” an askan intimately involved in the effort said.

Additionally, an askan involved in the matter who spoke with YWN said that “resolving this problem could not have been done without the timely assistance from The Jewish Hasidic Council of Quebec,” who played a critical role in bringing the matter to an optimal conclusion.

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Frantic efforts are being made by Jewish communities across Canada after the country’s food inspection agency (CFIA) banned the commercial import of lulavim, hadassim, and aravos into the country, leaving tens of thousands of Canadian Jews unsure of how to procure daled minim for Sukkos.

Under the new rules, the CFIA would only allow people to go into the United States, procure daled minim, and then bring them into Canada for personal use – a method of getting around the ban that is virtually impossible for the vast majority of Jew living in the United States’ northern neighbor.

Askanim are now working to resolve the issue, with maximal effort being expended to have the issue resolved as soon as possible so as to least affect Sukkos preparations.

“The Advocacy Division of the JCC is currently addressing the issue of commercial imports of Arba Minim,” the Jewish Community Council of Montreal said in a short statement. “We will advise once this issue is resolved.”

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

19 COMMENTS

  1. Sukkos is not in Jeopardy.
    Sukkos will be Sukkos whether or not some people will not have access to dalet minim.

    For most people, at worst, the situation will be as it was in Europe for most of our history:
    People will have to share.
    Even if each shul has one set of minim for every 20 families, that will be far better than what most European Jews experienced for the thousand years prior to World War II.

  2. Canada, Canada…every leftist, braindead demonrat’s pipe dream. A good example of what they want the US to look like, if they had their way.

  3. Schmendrick, absolutely no, however there are ways to preserve fruits for very long periods of time. Is says Velakachtem lachem ets pri adar.
    As for the Article I believe people could be Yotzeh from one another by contributing into the Kinyan of the fruit
    Although many Poskim will be suggesting that it’s not Lekatchila
    Bedieved it may be ok
    And. Again ask you’re local rabbi

  4. YWN, be a little more specific. According to the CFIA ban, there is a small grace period around the Sukkot Holiday in which the Minim are allowed, and even then, the “ban” applies only to commercial usage of WILLOWS, not any of the other minim. Although this is still a problem, the restrictions have been put in place due to invasive species that are commonly found with willows.

  5. Shlomo 2323

    Do you live in Canada or you’re just another guy from America saying stupid things?

    I was in America and the same type of people at the same type of places were wearing masks. This is besides the point that America made everyone get negative Covid tests to fly to America while Canada didn’t make you get a negative test if you are vaccinated and/or travelled within a certain amount of hours. The only thing left here now is a mask in the airports in Canada and that’s a political issue and they don’t in force it anymore.