I recall reading that when one is done with his lulav, he should save it and use it for another mitzvah (such burning chameitz) because once something has been used for a mitzvah it should be used for another (see this answer). Some of the subtleties are mentioned here. I'm still not sure if "any" mitzvah would count, but my current concern is limited to one practice.

But I also see that many people use their etrogim to make etrog jelly. Does that satisfy this same continuing of "honor" for the item used for a mitzvah? This site discusses the eating as a segulah for pregnant women but does that rise to the level of mitzvah? Would it mean no one else can eat it because for others, it doesn't hold the same sacred position? Is simple "eating" a mitzvah that would count?

  • The bracha made on the jelly would be a Mitzvah?
    – Chatzkel
    Oct 23, 2022 at 13:48
  • I think I asked our shul's rabbi this as a kid and he said it was allowed. I don't remember the reasoning, but hey - whatever you eat, you'll be making a bracha on, so there's that.
    – Harel13
    Oct 23, 2022 at 13:49
  • @Chatzkel does that mean that all eating (because it all requires a mitzvah) is a mitzvah (which leads to other questions)...
    – rosends
    Oct 23, 2022 at 13:50
  • @Harel13 I think of brachot before eating as hanehenin -- does this mean that all brachot on food are birchot hamitzvah?
    – rosends
    Oct 23, 2022 at 13:51
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    Note there is a separate issue this year of kedushat shviit judaism.stackexchange.com/q/64455/759
    – Double AA
    Oct 23, 2022 at 15:18


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