They say you can tell by a persons Esrog what he is all about. This year I got myself a Yemenite Esrog, that was planted in Isreal, a pretty big one, compared to others I've had in the past. For me it represents the mission I have, to help people be inspired by and through music, may it be so, אמן!
The 4 Minim we tie together and shake, represent our 4 characters:
1) the star; the perfect Esrog; nice to look at, delightful to smell, and of course tasty to eat!
2) the model; the proud Hadasim; it’s smell and look makes its job easy for it
3) the strong one; the confident Lulav; although it has no smell nor taste is stands tall and strong and ready to fight for its existence
4) the survivor; with nothing to compete with, doing its mission without any big hopes... Yet when we are about to conclude the seventh day, representing our physical reality and go in to the eight day, we choose our strongest Character, the one that will redeem us from all the hardships... the Simple ARAVOT with no character, no special talents, no plans for the future, Only one simple and most powerful weapon EMES! We ignite it by shouting out To the creator HELPPPPP HOSHA...NAAAAA!!!!