The Boughs Of Goodly Trees

Rav Shlomo Eliezer Alfandri (the “Saba Kadisha”) remarkably holds that lemons and other citrus fruits (perhaps even oranges!) are all subsumed under the rubric of פרי עץ הדר. He explains that the ancient Hebrew and Babylonian lexicons did not have distinct terms for what other, later cultures considered distinct species, and that back then Jews […]