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Etrog: (lit. "citron"), used during the festival of Sukkot for the mitzvah of the Four Species
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How to choose the ideal etrog
Do you know what to look for when buying an etrog? Learn more than the mere difference between a lemon and an etrog, familiarize yourself with what’s the ideal etrog, and become an educated etrog consumer.
The beauty of “the four kinds” is the etrog, the citron fruit. What distinguishes the etrog from an ordinary lemon?
The Midrash teaches that each of the Four Species on Sukkos represents one kind of Jew and concludes: “On Sukkos, all four Jews must join together, for each one completes the others.”
In the late 1950s, When Rabbi Nachman Elbaum raised the issue of using an esrog from a tree that had been grafted, the Rebbe gave him a solution and a mission. The result was a new orchard in the village of Kfar Chabad, Israel.
Exploring the custom of specifically using an Etrog from Calabria, Italy.
Something Spiritual on Parshat Emor
Rabbi Menachem Teichtel was a refugee student in Vichy France during the war. He recounts just how far the Rebbe was willing to go to uphold a Jewish custom during wartime (circa 1940).
A Jewish Love Story
A wonderful story that illustrates how every moment in life is an opportunity to do a mitzvah
Meditation in Movement
The movements we make with the Four Kinds each day of Sukkot are a meditation on bringing our emotions into balanced harmony. This meditation is grounded in the kavanot of the Ari, as explained in the siddur of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi.
Elimelech Leiman relates that when the Rebbe heard about his father’s upcoming trip to the Soviet Union to visit family, he requested to see him. Handing him a bag of esrogim and a secret code, the Rebbe stated, “This mission will be good for them and goo...
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