ערבה או ערבות
The Jewish holiday of Sukkot/סוכות incorporates a ceremony for waving the Arba Minim together in all directions. The Aravot are one of the four species along with the Lulav, Etrog and Hadassim.
The Aravot are special in that at the end of the 8-day holiday [or 7 days in Israel], they alone are used on the one additional day for celebrating the bounty of this harvest period called Hoshanah Rabbah. On this last day, the two Aravot branches are supplemented with 3 more to form a bundle of 5 branches which are then beat on the ground after special prayers are read. The reasons for this custom are found in Kabbalah and include prayers for the speedy arrival of the Moshiach.
During the temple period, Aravot (aka Aravos) were also placed around the alter with their tops bending over the alter each day of the Sukkot holiday.
Read Wikipedia on Aravot
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