• October 21, 2019
  • 22 5780, Tishrei
  • פרשת בראשית

Grafted Etrogim

Grafted Etrogim

Can we use a grafted etrog (etrog murkav) on Sukkot? Is it an etrog or is it not? Join Rabbi Dovid Fink as he surveys the opinions of the leading poskim on this matter.

September 4, 2019 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Grafted Etrogim: Lesson
Class description

The Torah prohibits grafting a branch from kind of tree onto another kind of tree.

The etrog tree is not very robust. Farmers usually graft branches from etrog trees onto lemon trees, which are much hardier.

Is it important to take a non-grafted etrog on Sukkot? If so, how do you determine whether an etrog is genuine?

Source materials are available through the links in both WORD format and in pdf. In class we will translate and explain these sources.

September 11, 2019 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Grafted Etrogim: Lesson
Class description

In addition to being one of Rabbi Brovender's first students, Rabbi Dovid Fink is an outstanding expertᅠand teacher of Halacha. Rabbi Fink received his Rabbinic ordination from ITRI and the Mir and was awarded his Ph.D in Semitic Languages and Linguistics from Yale University. Rav Fink has taught thousands of students from all over the world for over 35 years.