b'WESTERN MARBLE ARCH SYNAGOGUEyou shake the lulav and etrog, this is precisely what you are doing: awakeningtheLightofPotentialorSurroundingLightand drawing it to yourself; nothing more, nothing less. When you bring the lulav and etrog close to your body, you are literally drawing that Surrounding light toward you, making it your own, Inner Light.Thethreemyrtlebranchescorrespondtothetopthreesefirot; Chesed meaning Loving Kindness or Charity; Gevurah meaning judgementorrigidityandTeferetwhichistranslatedas balance or beauty.Thewillowbranchescorrelatetothefourthandfifthsefirot, respectively: Netzach meaning victory or eternity and Hod which means glory, majesty or splendor.The aforementioned, first five sefirot are bound together via their physical connection to the sixth. The sixth sefirah, Yesod meaning foundation is represented by the lulav. An aspect of this sixth sefirah is to channel the bundled light of the above worlds into our (lower) world.The etrog represents the seventh sefirah: Malkhut which means kingdom.Malkhutispossiblytheeasiestandmostaccessiblesefirahto understand because it represents our physical, corporeal world, also known as Olam Asiyah the world of action.UshpizinThroughout the seven days of Sukkoth, the number seven (specifically as the number applies to the seven sefirot) revisits us in myriad ways. For example, each day of the Sukkoth week, at mealtimes, we invite seven metaphysical guests to join us in our sukkah. These guests are likened to ambassadors, each representing a different sefirah.While each of us can be described as a vessel, there are a few greatfiguresfrombiblicalhistorywhoarereferredto(bythe Kabbalists) as chariots.A chariot possesses the ability to assist us in making our spiritual connection. The chariots of each of the seven days are respectively: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Aaron, Yosef and David. In a very real way, each of these men moulded the Jewish people, into who we are today.Likewise, each chariot is a model representative for the sefirah to which he is associated. For example, the fourth chariot, Moses, was the great paragon of the sephirah of Netzach Victory. This is because, as it is written, Moses did not die.20'