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Sukkot is a week-long holiday celebrated about two weeks after Rosh Hashanah. Also known as the Feast of the Tabernacle, this holiday includes building and residing inside a temporary hut called a “sukkah”. Most people do not actively live in it but do eat their meals and sometimes even sleep in the sukkah. With Sukkot, one of the rituals is to use a Lulav and Etrog, the Four Species of palm, myrtle, willow which are bundled together to create a Lulav and a citron or Etrog, during prayers. These species represent different parts of our bodies and bring us closer to G-d.

Etrog Box

Etrogs cannot be bruised, broken, or have any holes in them to make them Kosher to use during Sukkot prayers. Many Etrogs also have a very delicate ball like growth on the top of the fruit called a pitom, that if it should break off during Sukkot, the Etrog is no longer Kosher. To prevent it from breaking, many choose to keep their Etrog in a sturdy box with lots of cushioning, often time with wool. Etrog boxes also keep out bugs and little hands of children that could possibly damage the fruit.

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