Eida Notice Regarding Etrogim

11 Tishrei 5771
September 19, 2010
4-minim1According to an notification ad in the daily HaMevaser before Yom Kippur, the Eida Chareidit reminds the tzibur that a vendor selling 4-minim for Sukkot displaying kashrus certifications from orchards are not under the Eida’s supervision as a result.

In short, if you do not see a teudat kashrut from the Eida Chareidit in a place selling 4-minim, the organization assumes no responsibility for the items sold.

Showing potential buyers documentation referring to an orchard does not constitute a kosher certificate.


  • Akiva
    September 19, 2010 - 19:48 | Permalink

    ??? What concerns are there that require kashrus certification of the arba minim?

  • yechiel-admin
    September 19, 2010 - 19:50 | Permalink

    Kashrut from another perspective, that of the 4-minim

  • September 19, 2010 - 22:24 | Permalink

    Some concerns for an esrog would be if trauma and masser was taken. An esrog is not kosher the first night if it is tevel and you cant separate trauma and masser from the one you bought without cutting a piece off!
    Also orla is a concern,it is forbidden to derive any benefit of fruits from the first 3 years of the life of the tree.
    Grafting which is a common practice with fruit trees if an esrog tree is grafted with a lemon tree even though it may still look like an esrog it is part lemon as well, you need a 100% pure esrog to fulfill the mitzvah.
    And for all 4 species you have the possible problem of theft you must own all the species 100% in order to fufill the mitzvah the first night.

  • Tziki kedera
    September 20, 2010 - 14:18 | Permalink

    most important is murkav (mixed speices ) , which is the case with the vast majority esrogs in the shuk…

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