The Four Species (Arba Minim in Hebrew) are held and waved together every day (except for Shabbat) during the Jewish holiday of Sukot (Feast of Booths, Tabernacles), when the Hallel and the Hoshanas are said.
These four species (sometimes called 'lulav and etrog') consist of three types of branches and one type of fruit - the etrog, or citron - a citrus fruit very similar to a lemon. The esrog is the most expensive of the four. It is also the most fragile, since most of the etrog fruit have what is called a 'pitam' - a little extension which looks like a little knob, which can be found at the end opposite the stem of the etrog. It is customary to use an etrog box during the holiday, since if the pitam falls, the esrog can no longer be used during the Sucot ceremonies, as it is no longer considered kosher.
The design of this etrog box in 925 Sterling Silver by Hadad Bros. of Israel will undoubtedly protect your Etrog during the Jewish festival of Sukot, not to mention shine within your silver collection during the year.
The small curved feet of the box are in smooth shiny silver, which flows into the smooth silver band on the bottom. That band is repeated on top of the box as well as on the sides and around the top of the cover. The smooth silver panels on the sides of the body of the box as well as on the cover serve to highlight the intricate Italian style scrollwork design on the wide panels of the box and on the gently curved domed cover. The cover is hinged securely to the box, and latched on the other side. An intricately carved, curved wide handle, makes for easier carrying.
This box is made in Israel by Hadad Bros. It measures 4.7 inch x 6.7 inch x 5.5 inch (12cm x 17cm x 14cm) and as it is made by Jewish artisans it does not need to be tovel'ed [Immersed in a ritual mikvah]
Silver Weight of Etrog Box: 0.88 pounds (400 grams)