Wednesday, October 05, 2016

In Search for the Perfect Esrog

The annual descent of dozens of rabbis, their trained assistants and other ultra-Orthodox Jews on this southern region has become a pilgrimage of sorts, Notoriously hard to grow, the fragrant citron is one of four symbolic plants (along with palms, willow and myrtle) held while saying prayers during Sukkot, which begins this year at sundown on October 16.

With less than a month until the Jewish festival of Sukkot, Orthodox Jew Hershel Mann looks for perfect lime-green citron fruit in the Italian region of Calabria,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"...a premium, as 10 euros per each fruit" LOL