I had an opportunity for the first time today to see the inside of four common etrogim. I found it fascinating ... and surprising.
Here's a Moroccan etrog
Here's a Hazon Ish etrog (for more details, see here under Contemporary Esrogim)
Here's a Calabria etrog (some of the pulp on the right side was removed for tasting)
Finally, here's a Teimani etrog
Even light words of Chazal should be taken seriously, but especially when they are chosen purposefully.
This is hinting at the incident of the golden calf, and how the the firstborns were sent away from God's service and the Levim were chosen.
He led an ox - משך תורא
When the Jews were drawn after the golden calf which took them away from the ...
I didn't find pictures unfortunately, but sharp heads are just that - like in sharks, while kosher fish have a more rounded head, as their mouths are in the front.
The spine means actual bones, as opposed to no bones, or cartilage. Kosher fish will always be from the bony fish family.
Some more here and here. But the main point I think, as mentioned in the ...
It’s called Seasonings of the Torah:
Fascinating Parashah allusions based on letters, vowels, numbers and history
Here is the book’s summary from ArtScroll.com
Enter the world of deep Torah insights through the eyes of Hagaon Harav David Feinstein. The Rosh Yeshiva of Mesivtha Tifereth Jerusalem, Rabbi Feinstein is one of the most distinguished halachic ...
The blessings are prioritised (in general, not just on RH). First "Pri ha-etz". Then "Pri ha-adamah". Then "Shehakol". In "Pri ha-etz" priority is given to "7 species" fruits. Within these, the priority is given to the closest to the word "eretz" - land. Thus the priority is olive, date, grape, fig, pomegranate. "From an article by Rav Eliezer Melamed (in ...