Hoshana Rabbah – Why We Thrash – Part II

For those unfamiliar with the general practice of Hoshana Rabbah we will not get overly involved in the minutiae of the Jewish ritualistic law that surrounds it. Here is what you need to know: On all days of Sukkos all Jews circle the “bima” (place where the Torah is read from) once with the four species. On the last day this is done in a prolonged…