Gallery: Survival of the fittest etrog

At a market in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood, only the strongest of the "four species" survives.

Etrog 311 R (photo credit: REUTERS/Amir Cohen)
Etrog 311 R
(photo credit: REUTERS/Amir Cohen)
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Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood inspect myrtle branches, date palm fronds, willow branches and etrog citrus fruits for the Succot holiday, which begins Wednesday at sundown. They carefully scrutinize specimens of the four species used in the holiday rituals, weeding out the blemished ones.