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    Lightbrite
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    Do you make etrog jam after sukkot?

    If not, then what do you do with your etrog?

    Thank you 🙂

    #1378808

    iacisrmma
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    In a non-shmita year we save it and burn it with the chametz.

    #1378820

    Joseph
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    The minhag is to eat the esrog on Tu B’Shvat.

    #1379113

    ilovetohock
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    I made it one year its a real pain to peel and cut up the etrogem.

    #1379123

    The Frumguy
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    Esrog Jam is really one of the vilest, most sour tastes that I’ve ever tried.
    I save the esrog and burn it with my chametz on Erev Pesach.

    #1379145

    Meno
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    What’s the point in burning it with the chometz? Does fruit actually help the fire burn?

    #1379172

    iacisrmma
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    Since we burn the other 3 minim with the chametz we burn the 4th one too.

    #1379249

    yehudayona
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    I prefer lulav jam. Not much flavor, but it’s high in fiber.

    #1379252

    Meno
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    The reason people burn the other 3 minim with the chometz is because it helps burn the chometz. There’s no special inyan to burn your daled minim, it’s just that once you used them for a mitzvah, there’s an inyan to use them for another mitzvah. I don’t think this would apply to esrogim.

    #1379284

    iacisrmma
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    Meno: I agree with you that there is no special inyan to burn it. The question was what does one do with the esrog if they dont make jam. We happen to burn it with the chametz.

    #1379287

    jakob
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    most people only burn their 3 minim of lulav with the other 2 attached, before Pesach

    #1379308

    twisted
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    Don’t do this folks, etrogim are intensively sprayed to keep away citrus scale (an insect that latches to the skin and exudes a protective shell.) There is no telling how much pesticide leaches into the fruit and pith. I have seen pumpkin sized Teimani etrog sold for its vegetable use. They are not that pretty on the outside.
    Frumguy, if you etrog tastes horrible raw or cooked, you should be choshesh that you etrog in not the fruit mentioned in the Mishna Sukkah 4:2 that on the seventh day the children threw down their lulavim and ate their etrogim. The Teimani is edible as is, and the yanaver has a small and tastey fruit center, as did the infamous Corfu. From coins of Bar Kochva, and other period art, it would seem the original etrog was a squat fruit with a very elongated pitom.

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    #1379335

    iacisrmma
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    Twisted: “Don’t do this folks,”. Please let us know what “this” you are referring to.

    #1379617

    twisted
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    iacis: make esrog jam or eat it in any other way. The ones grown for food are less cared for, less sprayed and consequently rather ugly looking.

    #1379751

    👑RebYidd23
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    They’re actually beautiful but grafted.

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