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How Does an Etrog Glorify God?

Saturday, March 16, 2024 6 Adar II 5784

11:45 AM - 12:30 PMASBI Main Sanctuary

Lulav and etrog are often the paradigmatic example of the concept of "Hiddur Mitzvah" (literally beautifying the commandments). But what does it mean to choose a lulav or etrog to bring additional beauty to the mitzvot and what is the point of hiddur mitzvah? By looking at rabbinic sources, as well as some fictional and visual pieces, we will get to the heart of the theological question at stake in hiddur mitzvah - how can we, lowly human beings, glorify God? - and see how hiddur is related to our relationship to God, ethics, community, and commandedness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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