Morning minyan - Hoshana Rabbah

The last day of Sukkot, Hoshana Rabbah (“The Great Supplication”),  is considered the last of the Days of Judgment which began on Rosh Hashanah. According to the Zohar, while the judgment for the new year is sealed on Yom Kippur, it is not “delivered” until Hoshana Rabbah; until then, one can still alter one’s decree for the new year. Consequently, the traditional greeting on Hoshana Rabbah is pitka tova, or in Yiddish, a guten kvitel, "A good note" – a wish that the final verdict will be positive.

It is the custom for the cantor to wear white on Hoshana Rabbah as on the High Holidays. Since Hoshana Rabbah blends elements of the High Holy Days, Hol HaMoed, and Yom Tov, the service includes High Holiday, festival, and weekday melodies.

The service concludes with seven hoshanot (circuits with the lulav and etrog) and with the beating of willow branches to symbolically eliminate of sin.