With Prof. Joshua Teplitsky, Prof. Debra Kaplan, and Dr. Zev Eleff discussing the Esrog and the new volume, “Be Fruitful! The Etrog in Jewish Art, Culture, and History”

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With Prof. Joshua Teplitsky, Prof. Debra Kaplan, and Dr. Zev Eleff discussing the Esrog and the new volume, “Be Fruitful! The Etrog in Jewish Art, Culture, and History”

We discussed how the project came to be, who the “Esroger” was, what his position entailed, the hardship of procuring Esrogim in Europe, involvement of the civil authorities, how and where communities got Esrogim and Arba Minim from, who purchased the Esrogim – the Kehilla or individuals?, how many Esrogim were used per Kehilla, fairs, takkanos, using dried out minim from previous years, women and Esrogim, the Esrog in America: Where they were from, Caribbean Esrogim and how they differed, Rabbi Abraham Rice and his psak, Isaac Leeser and The Occident, Corfu Esrogim, and more. 

To purchase the book: https://judaicaplaza.com/products/coja-138-0

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