Is this Australasia’s largest etrog?

October 2, 2020 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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For ten years entertainer and educator Uncle Velvel has been tending the etrog tree in his Bondi and this Sukkot his patience borne special fruit with a giant etrog.

Uncle Velvel with is mega-etrog

Uncle Velvel, who is occasionally called by his real name Willie Lederman, said: “During Pesach I noticed a dark green bud forming on the tree.”

Four times the size of a regular etrog

With great care, he tended to the holy fruit and by Rosh Hashana, it was huge and weighed in at 1241 grams.

On the scales

He added: “Hashem has given me this gift so I can perform the mitzva of Arba minim and allow others to as well. To fully grasp the size of this special etrog it doesn’t even fit into my two hands.”

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