A Season of Celebration
"You shall take... the beautiful fruit (Esrog), a palm frond (Lulav), myrtle twigs and willow branches of the stream – and rejoice for seven days before the Lord your God." (Leviticus 23:40)
Sukkos begins on the fifth day after Yom Kippur and lasts seven days. The word Sukkot means "booths", referring to a temporary dwelling. It is a time when many Jewish people live, eat, and sleep outdoors, in their Sukkah, “under the stars”. The holiday is also known as the "Feast of the Tabernacles". It is a season of joy and unity with G-d and for Jewish people everywhere.
The citron, or Esrog, is one of the four species, and a prominent symbol of the holiday of Sukkot.
The Esrog fruit is part of the citrus family and looks like an oversized lemon- it is about five or six inches long. The word "Esrog" is also often spelled “etrog”.
To understand the special mitzvah of the four species at Sukkot, visit Aish.com.
What to do with your estrog after Sukkot?
Chag Sameach! Good Yontif! A Joyous Sukkot!
From The KosherEye Family to Yours!
October 12, 2011