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#Sephardim and Chasidim shake towards the south, north, east, up, down, west. (If the shul faces east then to your right, left, forward, up, down, backward.) <ref>Chazon Ovadia 352-353 rules like the Arizal against Shulchan Aruch O.C. 651:10 who says to start at east and turn clockwise. </ref> One should turn his body and face the direction to which he is shaking.<ref>Bikkurei Yaakov 651:36 quoting the Ari as well as the Kaf Hachayim 651:96 </ref>
#Ashkenazim shake east, south, west, north, up, down. Face forward and shake clockwise <ref>Mishna Brurah 651:47 </ref> You don't have to turn your body to face that direction, you can just shake the [[lulav]] towards that direction while facing forward. <ref>Mishna Brurah 651:37 quoting the Magen Avraham and the Maamar Mordechai. </ref>
# If someone is in a shul that has a minhag to shake in a certain direction he should follow their practice.<ref>Orchot Rabbenu v. 3 p. 91, Chazon Ovadia Sukkah p. 355. Chazon Ovadia quotes all the reasons that it isn't necessary to have one practice in this case but concludes that it is proper to establish one practice for each community.</ref> Some are lenient and don't consider it [[lo titgodeduLo_Titgodedu|Lo Titgodedu]].<ref>Piskei Teshuvot 651:13 based on Aruch Hashulchan 651:22</ref>#One should refrain from shaking while mentioning the name of Hashem lest he become distracted while saying His name. <ref>Mishna Brurah 651:37, Kaf Hachayim 651:84, Chazon Ovadia 655 </ref>#Some have the minhag to shake the lulav after reciting the bracha in the Sukkah., while others recite the beracha after Chazarat Hashatz of Shacharit, before Hallel<ref>see Yalkut Yosef Moadim pg. 169 [https://www.torahanytime.com/#/lectures?v=67781 Rav Yitzchak Yosef (Motzei Shabbat Haazinu 5779 min. 6)] explains that his father never took the lulav to shake it in the Sukkah.</ref>
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