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Fruit of the Beautiful Tree

Fruit of the Beautful Tree Pri Etz Hadar The kabbalists prayed for a bountiful year and trees that would produce beautiful etrogim for Sukkot. They included 4 cups of wine, each of a different color, to symbolize the changing seasons. During the course of this evening we will also drink 4 cups of wine, from white to red, and eat 15 various fruits, nuts and grains beginning with the shivat ha-minim, the seven species for which the Torah praises the land of Israel. http://www.ritualwell.org/holidays/tubshvat/primaryobject.2005-06-27.4628874103 in the Bible the etrog (citron) is idntified with the fruit of the beautiful tree. http://www.forward.com/articles/11624/
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