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How do you keep your aravos and hadasim fresh over Sukot?
« on: September 27, 2012, 05:44:28 PM »
The Etrog merchant I bought my set from suggested I keep my hadasim and aravot in the fridge. However, my wife needs the space and complains they get in her way. Any one have any other ideas how to keep them fresh over Sukot?

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How do you keep your aravos and hadasim fresh over Sukot?
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2012, 07:57:46 PM »
Was once told its a problem to leave Arba Minim soaking in water for 24+ hrs due to "kovush kemevushel" they become posul.

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Re: Re: How do you keep your aravos and hadasim fresh over Sukot?
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2012, 11:06:23 PM »
Was once told its a problem to leave Arba Minim soaking in water for 24+ hrs due to "kovush kemevushel" they become posul.
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Re: How do you keep your aravos and hadasim fresh over Sukot?
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2012, 12:13:23 AM »
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Re: How do you keep your aravos and hadasim fresh over Sukot?
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2012, 02:10:28 AM »
Was once told its a problem to leave Arba Minim soaking in water for 24+ hrs due to "kovush kemevushel" they become posul.

Is a wet towel considered kovush? Would it matter if you use it the same time every day (so it wouldn't sit there for 24 hours)? (over Shabbos would still be an issue)
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Re: How do you keep your aravos and hadasim fresh over Sukot?
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2012, 02:12:51 AM »
Never had a problem, it lasts me till hoshana rabbe and then I use from the hoshanos.

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How do you keep your aravos and hadasim fresh over Sukot?
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2012, 02:29:14 AM »
I remember hearing it from a Rov a while ago.
It was davkah about soaking (not wrapped in a wet towel) and he mentioned it specifically with regards to shabbos where it for sure wont be removed/used for 24+ hrs.

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Re: How do you keep your aravos and hadasim fresh over Sukot?
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2012, 01:48:07 PM »
Was once told its a problem to leave Arba Minim soaking in water for 24+ hrs due to "kovush kemevushel" they become posul.

What is kovush kemevushel?

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How do you keep your aravos and hadasim fresh over Sukot?
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2012, 02:26:38 PM »
What is kovush kemevushel?
Something soaked for 24hrs is considered cooked.

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Re: How do you keep your aravos and hadasim fresh over Sukot?
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2012, 02:46:24 PM »
Something soaked for 24hrs is considered cooked.

Does this apply to simply placing hadasim and aravot in water as one would do to a flowers? Meaning not totally soaking in water?

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Re: How do you keep your aravos and hadasim fresh over Sukot?
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2012, 03:36:40 PM »
i keep them in the basement (a cool place) and they stay fine

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Re: How do you keep your aravos and hadasim fresh over Sukot?
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2012, 10:06:12 AM »
Is a wet towel considered kovush? Would it matter if you use it the same time every day (so it wouldn't sit there for 24 hours)? (over Shabbos would still be an issue)
There needs to be a "pool" of liquid to be considered kovush. If there is a hefsek within the 24 hours, the clock restarts.
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Re: How do you keep your aravos and hadasim fresh over Sukot?
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2012, 10:13:24 AM »
I buy 2 sets of each - you can get them for really cheap.

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Re: How do you keep your aravos and hadasim fresh over Sukot?
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2012, 10:26:12 AM »
I buy 2 sets of each - you can get them for really cheap.
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Re: How do you keep your aravos and hadasim fresh over Sukot?
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2012, 10:38:36 AM »
usually wrap in paper towel that is damp but not soaking