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  Etrog, Sorel
Etrog, Sorel, sculptor, writer, philosopher (b at Iasi, Romania 29 Aug 1933).
Etrog has important private and public commissions to his credit, some of which, such as Ritual Head (Calgary, 1976), are monumental in scale.
Crafted predominantly in bronze and more recently in rolled sheet metal, Etrog's sculptures are reminiscent of the structures of the human body or of the massive bolts and hinges of heavy machinery, always suggesting a latent potential for movement.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0002666   (166 words)

 Judaism 101: Know Your Etrog
The etrog, a fruit used in the rituals of the festival of Sukkot, is not commonly seen in America.
One midrash suggests that the etrog, not the apple, was the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden.
The etrog in the pictures at left is the one I used during Sukkot in 2005, and is quite typical of the ones used in America.
www.jewfaq.org /etrog.htm   (1346 words)

Etrog box (spice box - esrog box) is a type of box used by Jewish in which to keep the ethrog, a symbolic citron anciently used with palm branches in the celebration of the harvest Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkoth) and still used as a symbol.
Etrog holders are used during Sukkot, the Festival of Booths, to store the etrog fruit, an oval shaped citron fruit.
Etrog, according to rabbinic tradition, was considered to be representative of the "fruit of goodly trees," which was believed to be one of the four species of plants.
www.silvercollection.it /dictionaryetrogbox.html   (175 words)

 Supersized etrog
Yitz Garfinkel shows the difference between a typical etrog and a 5-pound supersized version, which was picked from a Yeminite etrog tree in Scottsdale.
An etrog is a citron fruit and is one of the four species used during Sukkot.
The etrog has a good taste and fragrance and represents a person with both wisdom (Torah learning) and good deeds.
www.jewishaz.com /jewishnews/041001/etrog.shtml   (397 words)

 MyJewishLearning.com - Holidays: Buying a Lulav and Etrog
It is with the etrog that the greatest variation existsand the greatest obligation for hiddur mitzvah--beauty-- applies (based on the etrog being "the product of the hadar [beautiful] trees").
It must have a pittam [a piece of the stem protruding from the end of the etrog]; there are some varieties which do not grow a pittam to begin with and are therefore usable.
But if you have an etrog without a pittam, make sure that it is from such a variety and that the pittam did not simply fall off.
www.myjewishlearning.com /holidays/Sukkot/Overview_Sukkot_Community/Lulav_basics/Lulav_Buy.htm   (1141 words)

 "The Etrog - Forward.com"
The etrog or citron, or esrog, as it is called in Yiddish and Ashkenazic Hebrew, is a curious fruit.
Still traveling westward, the fruit and its name then entered Turkish as turunç; Arabic as utrunj; Hebrew as etrog, and, carried by the Arabs, even reached as far as Spain, where it switched identities with other citrus fruits so that toronja means an orange in Catalan and a grapefruit in Spanish.
A curious fact is that the citron is known in Swedish as Suckatcitron and in Finnish as Sukaattisitruuna, while in Denmark, cakes and cookies with bits of candied citron peel in them are known as sukat.
www.forward.com /articles/the-etrog   (793 words)

 Lulav, Etrog, Hadassim, Aravot
An etrog that is cut is not to be used for the mitzvah.
The details of spots that disqualify the etrog are many and very involved; therefore it has become the custom to show the etrog to a knowledgeable person to ascertain that, in deed, this is a kosher etrog.
The etrog is held in the left hand and the Lulav which is bound with the hadasim and the aravot is held in the right hand.
www.jewishmag.co.il /83mag/lulav/lulav.htm   (1316 words)

 JewishEncyclopedia.com - ETROG   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The etrog is used with the "lulab" at the Feast of Booths, or Sukkot.
It is evident from Josephus and the Talmud that the custom of carrying the lulab and the etrog was well established in the time of the Maccabees.
The etrog was occasionally the object of special taxation.
www.jewishencyclopedia.com /view.jsp?artid=506&letter=E   (550 words)

 Grower of Etrog Citron (Citrus medica L
Like other citrus varieties, Etrog trees are VERY susceptible to cold while young and should only be planted in the ground in suitable climates.
In South Florida, during the winter, if low temperatures in the 40’s occur, either keep the plant indoors in a warm place that has light or protect it from the cold on the outside through a cover or some other protective shielding.
Given light and nutrients your Etrog tree will grow to the size of the container in which it is placed.
www.keithbrooks.com /caring.html   (532 words)

 Lulav, Etrog, Hadassim, Aravot
An etrog that is cut is not to be used for the mitzvah.
The details of spots that disqualify the etrog are many and very involved; therefore it has become the custom to show the etrog to a knowledgeable person to ascertain that, in deed, this is a kosher etrog.
The etrog is held in the left hand and the Lulav which is bound with the hadasim and the aravot is held in the right hand.
www.jewishmag.com /83mag/lulav/lulav.htm   (1316 words)

 Etrog farming cultivates Sukkot ritual, tradition (September 20, 2002)
Bob hopes that she accurately measured demand when she ordered 250 sets of the four species that are shaken in six directions and blessed during the holiday observances.
Part of the mitzvah of buying an etrog is finding the perfect citron, oval in shape, with the pitom intact, and with a skin bearing no blemishes.
An etrog at Monterey Market is selling for $15, but Fujimoto said the price would drop to "a couple of dollars a pound" after Sukkot.
www.jewishsf.com /bk020920/1b.shtml   (884 words)

Even though hadar is written concerning etrog, it is quite logical to extend the requirement to all four minim since it describes the performance of the mitzva.
If an etrog completely lacks hadar (for example, if it is dry), then even though it is the botanically correct species, it is not considered to be it a valid etrog.
In the case of etrog, however, hadar plays two functions: it defines the species, and it also describes the manner in which the mitzva should be performed.
www.vbm-torah.org /sukkot/suk63mt.htm   (1366 words)

 MyJewishLearning.com - Holidays: Lulav and Etrog
While it is customary for each individual to have a lulav and etrog, many synagogues leave some sets in the synagogue sukkah for the use of their members.
This whole cluster is held in the right hand, the etrog is held in the left, and the two should be touching one another.
Some have the custom of picking up the etrog first and then the lulav--reversing the order when putting them down--because the etrog is referred to before the others in the biblical verse.
www.myjewishlearning.com /holidays/Sukkot/Overview_Sukkot_Community/Lulav_basics.htm   (705 words)

 This Ritual Life Archive: Waving The Lulav And Etrog
You sustain life in each direction—across the seas, in the deserts, on mountain tops and ice caps, skyward to the clouds, deep down in the earth’s soil, and to the cosmos which frame them all.
On the first day, you shall take the fruit of the hadar trees (an etrog or citron), branches of palm trees (lulav), boughs of leafy trees (hasdassim) and mytles, and willows of the brook (aravot), and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God seven days.
The etrog is unfit if it is dried up, spotted, punctured, smaller than a walnut, or if its pitum (protuberance at the tip opposite the stem) has been broken off.
www.clal.org /rl46.html   (602 words)

 Quia - Class Page - LESSON 10 - SUKKOT - LULAV AND ETROG
Each of the plants in the lulav and etrog is different.
The etrog is held in the left hand.
Now we shake the lulav and etrog to the right, left, in front, behind, up and down.
www.quia.com /pages/t3l102003k2.html   (281 words)

 The extraordinary history of the etrog | Jerusalem Post   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The etrog is also called "Adam's apple," or "paradise apple," and is one of the suggested candidates for the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden.
The etrog was unique in the ancient period as a tree that required intense irrigation (hadar was even interpreted in the Talmud as "hydro," the water tree), unlike native Israeli fruit trees such as the fig, date, grape, and pomegranate.
He concludes that genetically, grafting has no effect on the etrog fruit, and that the fruit growing on a branch of the etrog scion (the stem portion of the tree) will remain the same etrog irrespective of the tree used as the stock (the root portion of the grafted tree).
www.jpost.com /servlet/Satellite?cid=1129113929176&pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull   (3977 words)

 What are Etrog
The etrog, esrog, citron; Citrus fruit of a tree of the orange and lemon family.
Some people stick cloves into their etrog and use it as the fragrance spice at havdallah.
Etrog comes from the ancient orchards of south Italy.
www.jewishrecipes.org /jewish-foods/etrog.html   (296 words)

 Ein Etrog aus dem Garten Eden - Kinder
Eine Hälfte meines Lohnes verwende ich für unseren Haushalt, und mit der anderen kaufe ich einen Etrog in Lemberg.
Gewöhnlich habe ich den schönsten Etrog in Janew, und alle kommen und benschen mit ihm.
Jetzt verstehe ich, warum Euer Etrog wie der Garten Eden duftet.
www.chabad.org /article.asp?aid=5298   (1358 words)

 What to do with etrog when the holiday ends
Puncture holes throughout the etrog with a nail and place a dried clove in each of the holes.
Slice the etrog after Sukkot and put the slices into a bottle of vodka and put the bottle into the freezer until the following sukkot and use this liquid to make a "l'chaim" (to life) toast in your sukkah.
Having an etrog with you during labor is supposed to make it less painful.
www.rebgoldie.com /etrog.htm   (479 words)

 Warning: Bumps Ahead
The Talmud (Tractate Sukkah 35a) states that an etrog is specifically used because the tree it grows on and the fruit itself have the exact same taste.
Therefore, the sages explain that the bumps on the etrog represent all of the battles which the righteous Jew has with his yetzer hara (evil inclination), and the difficult times he undergoes to achieve such a level of sanctity.
We are therefore commanded that our etrog should have many bumps to constantly remind us that in order to achieve a spiritual goal, we must be able to overcome any obstacle in the way.
www.tfdixie.com /holidays/sukkot/003.htm   (718 words)

 Sorel Etrog Biography - Leslie Sacks Fine Art
He describes his art as "tension created by pulling together and pulling apart, with being stuck and being freed, a world of grabbing and holding on and losing hold….
The many stages of Etrog's career include such media as painted wood, screws and bolts, hinges, steel constructions, composites and bronze sculptures.
Etrog is also a member of the Order of Canada since 1995
www.lesliesacks.com /gallery/artistPages/etrog/etrogbio.htm   (282 words)

 Culinary etrog delights | www.somethingjewish.co.uk
Once the festival is over you may not be able to make much use of the greenery but the etrog is, after all, a species of citrus fruit, and hence is edible and ideal to use in cooking.
Bake a lemon cake, using zest from the etrog instead of lemon.
As well as hot drinks, a dash of etrog in apple juice is very refreshing.
www.somethingjewish.co.uk /articles/1620_culinary_etrog_delig.htm   (284 words)

 JewishGates.Com - The Definitive Source for Talmudic Learning   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Rabbah further stated, it is forbidden to smell a myrtle branch [used] for the [fulfilment of the] commandment, but it is permitted to smell an etrog [used] for the [fulfilment of the] commandment.
the etrog, however, since it is used as food, when it is set apart [for ritual purposes] it is set apart [only] from [use as] food.
I would have said that he may bring it in order that the law of etrog might not be forgotten, therefore he informs us [that it is forbidden lest] at times the result be disastrous, since one might confound [the one fruit with the other].
www.jewishgates.com /file.asp?File_ID=488   (1454 words)

 The Rebbe Says...Tishrei 5763
Certain that his prayers for a beautiful etrog were about to be answered, he eagerly knocked on the massive wooden door.
News of the etrog's arrival had spread quickly throughout the town, and so when the rebbe arrived in the synagogue he was greeted by a crowd of eager chassidim.
The note explained that the couple had been blessed with a son just a few weeks before, and that this new etrog was in thanks for the rebbe's having interceded in Heaven on their behalf.
www.decoupageforthesoul.com /rebbesaystishrei5763.htm   (2044 words)

 The Case of the Missing Etrog - Sukkot
His wife was so incensed at what he had done that she grabbed the etrog and bit off its tip, rendering it unfit for a blessing.
I remembered one year when my husband's etrog had been returned to him covered with brown splotches, testimony to the dozens of hands that had gripped it.
I had looked distastefully at the bruised etrog, thinking of the many hours he had spent browsing the etrog market, trying to find the most perfect, unblemished fruit.
www.chabad.org /article.asp?aid=4832   (1022 words)

 The Lulav and Etrog - Sukkot at OU.ORG
One lulav, one etrog, two aravot, and three hadasim is taken on Sukkot.
On the first day of Sukkot, a person must be careful to own the lulav and etrog he is performing the mitzvah with.
Of course, this has to be done for the sake of the mitzvah and in service to G-d; not for the purpose of showing off to the neighbors.
www.ou.org /chagim/sukkot/lulavetrog.htm   (296 words)

 The Sukkah Project Lulav and Etrog
Sets include an etrog, lulav, willow branches, myrtle leaves and a woven palm holder, along with instructions for assembling the Lulav and completing the ritual shaking of the four species (arba minim).
It has a reinforced zipper compartment for the lulav and a padded pocket with Velcro closure for protection of the precious etrog.
Handcrafted in Jerusalem, the bag is silkscreen printed with an Old City skyline scene and a Scriptural passage (Leviticus 23:40) referring to the Four Species.
www.sukkot.com /etrog.htm   (170 words)

 Sukkot on the Net - Etrog, Lulav and The Four Species
And a green etrog is recommended over a yellow one as the yellow is already ripe, while the green one, which will ripen quickly, lasts longer.
When choosing the Etrog and the Lulav, remember it is important that they be "beautiful" or hadar.
At the end of the service the Etrog and Lulav are again held during the Hoshanot, the processional in which the entire congregation circles the sanctuary singing hymns of joy and thanksgiving.
www.holidays.net /sukkot/symbols.htm   (483 words)

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