9783319737355-331973735X-Etrog: How A Chinese Fruit Became a Jewish Symbol

Etrog: How A Chinese Fruit Became a Jewish Symbol

ISBN-13: 9783319737355
ISBN-10: 331973735X
Edition: 1st ed. 2018
Author: Moster, David Z.
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Palgrave Pivot
Format: Hardcover 159 pages
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ISBN-13: 9783319737355
ISBN-10: 331973735X
Edition: 1st ed. 2018
Author: Moster, David Z.
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Palgrave Pivot
Format: Hardcover 159 pages

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Acknowledged authors Moster, David Z. wrote Etrog: How A Chinese Fruit Became a Jewish Symbol comprising 159 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 331973735X and 9783319737355. Since then Etrog: How A Chinese Fruit Became a Jewish Symbol textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Every year before the holiday of Sukkot, Jews all around the world purchase an etrog―a lemon-like fruit―to participate in the holiday ritual. In this book, David Z. Moster tracks the etrog from its evolutionary home in Yunnan, China, to the lands of India, Iran, and finally Israel, where it became integral to the Jewish celebration of Sukkot during the Second Temple period. Moster explains what Sukkot was like before and after the arrival of the etrog, and why the etrog’s identification as the “choice tree fruit” of Leviticus 23:40 was by no means predetermined. He also demonstrates that once the fruit became associated with the holiday of Sukkot, it began to appear everywhere in Jewish art during the Roman and Byzantine periods, and eventually became a symbol for all the fruits of the land, and perhaps even the Jewish people as a whole.

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