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Caring For Your Esrog Set
 

Esrog

The Esrog should be wrapped in flax or kept in foam in a special box (or the box it was shipped in), in a cool dry place. DO NOT REFRIGERATE. One should avoid over-handling the Esrog as this will cause brown discolorations to appear (this does not affect the kashrus of the Esrog). If the Esrog comes with a pitum, it should be handled very carefully as to not break the pitum. Should the pitum fall off, the Esrog is no longer kosher to use for the mitzvah.

Lulav

The lulav should be stored in it‘s holder in a cool dry place. DO NOT REFRIGERATE. Care should be taken to avoid banging the tip of the lulav against the wall or ceiling, as not to split the center leaf.

Hadassim & Aravos

The Hadassim and Aravos should be placed in a cool place or the refrigerator. When inserting the Hadassim and Aravos in the special "Y" shaped holder, care should be taken not to tear too many leaves. Please refer to "Instructions" for how to set up the Lulav & Esrog.

Lulav disposal

You may dispose of a lulav in any way that is not degrading. So, you may drop it into a field or put it on a lawn--unless animals might eat it or step on it or if it will be subject to poor treatment before it decays.  Don't dispose of a lulav or etrog directly into the garbage. Burn, bury, or wrap them in a bag or one layer of plastic and you may throw it into normal garbage.


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In addition to esrogim, we also import Lulavim, Hadassim, and Arovos. These products are available individually or can be ordered in bulk. To ensure that you enjoy our products as much as we do in our own home, we strive to handle every esrog and product with the utmost care, from our strict kashrus standards, expert harvesting, and careful delivery and storage practices.



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How The 4 Minim Look
 

Lulav: Palm Branch

You need one Lulav.
  • It should be straight.
  • The leaves should be together.
  • It should not be dried out.
  • The top should not be cut off.
  • It should be at least 15 inches long.

Hadas: Myrtle

You need 3 Hadasim for each Lulav.
  • It should be green and not dried out.
  • The top of the branch should be whole.
  • The leaves toward the top should be in clusters of three.

Arava: Willow

You need 2 Aravos for each Lulav
  • It should have long and whole leaves.
  • The edge of the leaf should be smooth.
  • The top leaf should be intact.

Esrog: Citron

You need one Esrog.
  • It should be bumpy.
  • If it grew with a Pittum then it should not be broken.
  • If the Esrog never had a Pittum, it is kosher.
  • It should be larger than an egg.
  • No part of the Esrog should be missing.
Instructions Using Esrog Set
 

How to set up your Lulav & Esrog:

The spine of the Lulav should face you.
Place the Hadassim on the right side.
Place the Arovos on the left side.
The Hadassim should be slightly higher than the Arovos.

Doing the Mitzvah:

Hold the Lulav in the right hand. Hold the Esrog in the left hand upside down (pitum pointing down).
(Please note that a left-handed person holds the Lulav in the left hand and the Esrog in the right hand.)

Say the following Berachah (blessing):

"Boruch ata Ado-noi E-lo-hei-nu Melech ha‘olam, asher kid‘shanu bi‘mitzvo-sav, vi‘tzivanu al ni-tilas lulav."
(Blessed are You, Hashem Our G-D, King of the Universe, who sanctified us with His mitzvot, and instructed us concerning the taking of the Lulav.)

On the first day only, we also say the following berachah (blessing):

"Boruch ata Ado-noi E-lo-hei-nu Melech ha‘olam, shehecheyonu v‘kiymonu v‘higiyonu lazmahn hazeh."
(Blessed are Your, Hashem our G-D, King of the universe, who has kept us alive, sustained us, and brought us to this season.)

TURN THE ESROG RIGHT SIDE UP (PITUM SIDE ON TOP).

Now we touch the Lulav and Esrog together and gently wave all species together 3 times in each direction:
- front, right, rear, left, up, and down (Ashkenaz)
OR
- right, left, front, up, down, and rear (Sephard/Arizal)
This is to show that Hashem is truly everywhere.

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