Each of the seven species have characteristics that are symbolic of the Jewish people. The Sages teach that the palm tree is unique in that each part of the tree is used for various resources which include food, shelter and fuel. Similarly, each member of the Jewish people has a unique mission involving various areas such as Torah study, charity and other good deeds. The date, as well as the olive, are unique in that they only have one pit, illustrating that while each Jew has a separate mission, they have one heart, united by a common goal of fulfilling God’s will in this world.

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