In Ashkenazi folklore, the fruit was a charm for fertility.
Reb Aryeh’s etrog.
Before life gave the Near East lemons, it gave it citrons.
Building a sukkah in Nazareth.
A bitter frost threatens this year’s crop.
Not High Holy Day services.
The eternal and the temporary.
The history of holiday greetings.
“The Etrog,” newly rendered into English.
This Sukkot, Jews around the world will import etrogim from remote regions of the Atlas Mountains.
With the recitation of the prayer for rain on Sh’mini Atzeret, the High Holiday season closes in a reminder of human frailty and divine beneficence.
In the army, sacrifice, discomfort, privation, and the fragility of life—all symbolized by the sukkah—are facts of everyday existence.