Section: Questions Category: Halacha
|Halacha - etrog liqueur|
|Submitted by anonymous Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh|
|Answer: One may not make liqueur from an esrog that has kedushas shvi'is because it is not the common use of an esrog. If one did make the liqueur already he must keep in mind the zman habiur. However, most esrogim availible now started growing before Rosh HaShana and do not have kedushas shvi'is.
Visitor Comments: 2
Rabbi Peretz Moncharsh, 2008-06-25 17:05:37
Generally speaking esrogim will stay on the tree for approximately one year if not picked first (I have two trres in my yard). The blossoms that formed last summer produced fruit that do not have kedushas shviis, and the blossoms from this spring would not yet have formed ripe fruit.
Anonymous, 2008-06-25 06:37:27
don't esrogim stay on trees for three years (atleast one)? See Shabbos daf 88A Tosfos divrie hamaschil pairov kodem lailav that errogim stay on there trees a few years