Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Sukkoth - Part 2

There are three common symbols of the Sukkoth holiday: the Sukkoth, the Lulav, and Esrog. What they mean and how they are used can be explored here. Very observant Jews try to find the most perfect components with which to make up the Lulav. The Esrog is a citrus fruit, much like a lemon, the most beautiful examples of which are grown in Calabria, Italy.

Before the holiday, the main thoroughfare of Borough Park, Brooklyn is lined with tables selling all the components, and people examine in the minutest detail to her sure of no imperfections.