After removing the Etrog from the paper box where it came in, I realized that the box has the pasuk “Ulkachtem Lachem…V’Arbei Nachal” (twice). Does the paper box require Geniza/Shaimos?


Under the circumstances one can be lenient and discard the box after wrapping it in a bag.

Best wishes.


The pasuk is not written for purposes of Torah study etc. but only as an expression.

In addition, we can use as a tziruf the opinions that printed material does not have kedushah (in particular offset).

We have addressed this matter in greater detail elsewhere; I am writing in brief because of time pressure.

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One Response to “Discarding Etrog Box with Pesukim”

  1. I’m looking for the reference where it states in the Shulchan Aruch where Chava bit the Pitum off the esrog for a less painful delivery.

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