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JEWISH SILVERWARE:
ETROG CONTAINER
SPICE BOX
ESROG BOX

Etrog box (spice box - esrog box) is a type of box used by Jewish in which to keep the ethrog, a symbolic citron anciently used with palm branches in the celebration of the harvest Feast of Tabernacles ( Sukkoth) and still used as a symbol. It has no prescribed form.

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Etrog holders are used during Sukkot, the Festival of Booths, to store the etrog fruit, an oval shaped citron fruit. According to the Book of Leviticus, the etrog is one of the four fruits which Jews are required to bring into the sukkah (booth) on Sukkot. Etrog, according to rabbinic tradition, was considered to be representative of the "fruit of goodly trees," which was believed to be one of the four species of plants. Although the using of etrog during Sukkot dates back to ancient times, the etrog container is of relatively recent origin
Jewish ritual silverware include TORAH SHIELD, RIMMONIM - TORAH FINIAL, YAD -TORAH POINTER, CHANUKAH LAMP - MENORAH , SILVER ETROG CONTAINER (SILVER SPICE BOX - SILVER ESROG BOX), KIDDUSH CUP (KIDDUSH GOBLET - KIDDUSH BEAKER), SPICE TOWER

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