As Sukkot ends I have one dose of Jewish herbal medicine for you: Save Your Etrog.
When my wife first came home with an etrog, I was enchanted and aghast. This was before we were married, when we were just beginning to celebrate the cycle of Jewish holidays together. I knew that to observe the holiday of Sukkot, Jews traditionally constructed makeshifts huts, and performed a ritual waving tree fronds while holding a citron, the knobby cousin of lemons which in Hebrew is called etrog.
Thanks to Avi Berkowitz, Sukkot was was saved for tens of thousands of New York area Jews.
Now that the holiday of Sukkot is coming to an end, what are you supposed to do with that $50 fruit?
Despite record-breaking temperatures, a tree planted years ago produced the fruit for the first time this year.
How much should you spend on a lulav and etrog, and why are the humble four species so expensive?
Over 90% of the crop of Calabrian etrogs — favored by the Chabad movement — was destroyed by winter snow, creating the worst shortage in memory.
— The Italian government said that the export of Italy-grown etrog fruits to Russia will not be affected by sanctions imposed by the Europe…
The etrog is a relatively new crop in the Negev desert, where it is being grown by a handful of ex-settlers from the Gaza Strip.
Your beautiful, exorbitant, Israeli-imported lulav and etrog are killing the environment, Jordie Gerson writes. And who needs the racket?