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Ready, Set, Sukkot

An Ultra Orthodox Jewish man inspects an etrog, a lemon-like citrus fruit, for signs of blemishes to determine if it's ritually acceptable, before buying it as one of the four items used as a symbol on the Jewish holiday of Sukkot in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel. According to the Bible, during the Sukkot holiday, known as the Feast of the Tabernacles, Jews are commanded to bind together a palm frond, or "lulav," with two other branches, along with an "etrog," they make up the "four species" used in holiday rituals.

Ready, Set, Sukkot


The Sukkot commemorates the Israelites' 40 years of wandering in the

desert and a decorated hut is erected outside religious households as a

sign of temporary shelter. The weeklong holiday begins Wednesday.