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BANNED! The Import of Arba Minim Banned Throughout Canada

By 09/20/2022 3:25 PMNo Comments

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), which oversees imports into Canada, has prohibited all commercial imports of lulavim, hadassim, and aravos, making it challenging for Jews to observe Sukkos customs this year.

The CFIA is the government agency dedicated to safeguarding food, plants, and animals in Canada to enhance the health and well-being of Canada’s people, environment, and economy. The agency is governed by the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister of Health.

With this new ruling, hundreds of thousands of Canadian Jews will be unable to observe the mitzvah of lulav unless they manage to travel to the United States within three days of Sukos to bring in their own lulav, esrog, and aravos for personal use.

The Jewish Community Council of Montreal sent a letter today stating that their Advocacy Division is currently addressing the issue of commercial imports of Arba Minim and that they will advise the community once the issue is resolved.

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