OBJECT OF THE MONTH – October 2004
The etrog is a citrus fruit that is used during the holiday of Sukkot.
It was imported into the Diaspora from the Mediterranean area. Due to
the limitations of supply and the requirement that it be unblemished,
great care was devoted to etrog storage. Only rarely was the etrog
kept in a box that was produced specially for its storage. It was
usually kept in a container that had been adapted from a different
use. Due to this custom, silver containers have been preserved though
they would have been reworked as life style needs changed.
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