This question was originally going to be saved for Purim Torah in Jest, but after thinking about it, I feel this can have practical ramifications.

How does one hold an Esrog before making the Bracha 'Al Netilas Lulav' while the person is upside down, like on monkey bars? The core of this question is, does the Mitzvah get fulfilled based on the orientation of the Esrog relative to the person, relative to the Arbah Minim, or relative to the ground?

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    wait till you see this judaism.stackexchange.com/q/9105/759
    – Double AA
    Sep 23 at 16:39
  • probably relevant is I heard that the Aruch LaNer in a teshuva addresses using an esrog from Australia in Europe. It grew facing down relative to where he is standing. He ended up ruling that it goes relative to how he is standing.
    – robev
    Sep 23 at 18:38
  • @robev Don't you mean where he is standing, as in, how it would have grown if it had grown locally?
    – N.T.
    Sep 23 at 19:48
  • @N.T. yes sorry
    – robev
    Sep 23 at 20:07
  • Good. I thought it was obvious it goes relative to the ground, but I wanted to be sure.
    – N.T.
    Sep 23 at 20:08

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