Word of the Day Hadarim: Cedar Cone Gets Crushed by Citrus in Struggle to Oust Dionysus

The origins of the etrog as a sacred fruit on Sukkoth have more to do with an ancient mistake than affection for the new fruit.

The Hebrew word for citrus is ha-da-RIM, and while these fruit originating in the Orient were not known to the Hebrew during biblical times - their name comes from the Bible.