Etrog box
Gift of Daniel M. Friedenberg
Id no. 2008.A.142, Judaica
Subject(s):  Ritual, Sukkot
This box was made in Palestine circa 1910 and was used to hold the etrog, a citron used during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. The box is made out of wood and there is Hebrew and English handwritten on the bottom. On the book on top, the Hebrew blessing for the lulav, another Sukkot custom, is written, along with the Shehecheyanu, a prayer said for new experiences. On the sides of the box are carved images of locations in Israel, including the Western Wall and Rachel?s Tomb.
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