Grafted Etrogim: Lesson
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.
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