Celebrating Sukkot

Don't buy a lemon... buy an esrog!

Don't buy a lemon... buy an esrog!
The esrog is said to represent the heart (because of its shape), and also said to represent the ideal kind of Jews, who have both knowledge of Tora...

How to assemble your Lulav & Esrog

How to assemble your Lulav & Esrog
Whilst halachikly speaking one can bind the Arba’as HaMinim together with any material, the generally accepted custom is to use leaves from a lulav...

A True Gift

A True Gift
In our own time, it also isn’t always obvious to people with more resources how difficult it can be for the people with fewer resources to participate in the mitzvos we can often take for granted.

No such thing as too many Hadassim!

No such thing as too many Hadassim!
Whilst it is clear that all four species are required, the Torah is not explicit regarding how many of each species need be used.

The Power of Tzedaka: The connection between 17 Tammuz & Sukkot

The Power of Tzedaka: The connection between 17 Tammuz & Sukkot
It is well known that we sit in the Sukkah to commemorate the miraculous “Ananei HaKavod - clouds of glory” which encircled and protected the Bnei ...

WIN a FREE Mehadrin* Set!

WIN a FREE Mehadrin* Set!
To celebrate the launch of B&H Sukkot we are giving YOU the chance to win a FREE Mehadrin set of Arba’a Minim!The lucky winner will be able to ...

A brief history of the Yemenite Etrog

A brief history of the Yemenite Etrog
The Jews of Yemen traditionally called the mitzvah of Arba’as Haminim “sh`ana”, derived from the word “hoshanah”. The Yemenite etrog is distinct i...

A brief history of the Ordan Esrog

A brief history of the Ordan Esrog
The “Ordan” strain of esrog had humble beginnings but is now the most popular esrog worldwide. Around the year 1850, Sir Moses Montefiore was instr...

A brief history of the Chazon Ish Esrog

A brief history of the Chazon Ish Esrog
Chazon Ish esrogim are grown in two main types: the Halperin Chazon Ish, and the Lefkowitz Chazon Ish. Esrogim are not native to Eretz Yisroel, how...

It's not easy being green

It's not easy being green
The common practice today is to use esrogim that have begun to turn yellow, even if they are still mostly green. This is not universally accepted; ...

(Esrogim) Born in the USA

(Esrogim) Born in the USA
The only large-scale esrog supplier in the United States is a Presbyterian third-generation citrus farmer in California’s San Joaquin Valley named ...

A brief history of the Kfar Chabad Calabrian Esrog

Kfar Chabad Calabrian Italian esrog Chabad
Did you know that Calabrian esrogim are also grown in Eretz Yisroel? Since the mid 1950’s Calabrian esrogim have been grown in Eretz Yisroel with k...