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What to Look for In An Esrog (a citron)

A beautiful esrog should be shaped like a tower, wide at the bottom and narrow at the top. The esrog should also be straight; it should be recessed inward at the bottom where the stem grows; it should have a 'pitim' on the end opposite from the stem, unless the pitim fell off while still on the tree; it should be free of spots and blemishes; and it should be covered with bumps and depressions.

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