Photos: 16-1/2 Pound Esrog Presented to Rav Shteinman

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16-pound-esrog[Photos below.] If esrogim were sold by weight, this one would fetch a pretty penny – or shekel.

Kikar Shabbat reports that a grower of esrogim from Bnei Brak paid a visit to the home of Maran Rav Aharon Leib Shteinman, senior rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Orchos Torah, to show him an esrog weighing a whopping 16 and a half pounds, or 7.5 kilograms. Rav Shteinman responded with a wide smile, as onlookers watched the esrog grower present Rav Shteinman with a number of other large esrogim.

The 16-and-a-half pound pri eitz hadar is kosher, according to one source, though it is not mehudar.

See below for photos of the visit and the gargantuan esrog:

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}

3 COMMENTS

  1. “The 16-and-a-half pound pri eitz hadar is kosher, according to one source, though it is not mehudar.”
    I’m pretty sure Taimanin hold bigger esrogim to be more mehudar.

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