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Forty years ago, Israel’s enemies rose up and attacked the Jewish People on their holiest day. It was indeed a day of fear and trembling.
Today, buying a set of arba minim is easy, but there was a time when lulavim in particular were so rare that they were passed from generation to generation. What changed all that?
When the Chazon Ish arrived in Eretz Yisrael in 1935, it was nearly impossible for an average Jew to buy a non-grafted esrog. The Chazon Ish set about to change all that by rediscovering the non-grafted, native varieties and present a pure, kosher esrog to the Jewish public.