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The Pardes Yosef writes on Parshas Noach that Chazal (our Sages of Blessed Memory) tell us that the esrog is unique in that it remains attached to the tree from year to year.
Perhaps we can find a lesson in this. Many people have the custom of changing their behavior from Rosh Hashana through Sukkos. They daven (pray) fervently and are makpid in their observance, out of fear for the Day of Judgement - Yom Kippur.
However, as soon as Sukkos passes; they return to the same routine as before Rosh Hashana. The Esrog represents the tzadik, who is not like this. He remains attached to the Tree of Life for the entire year; from one Rosh Hana to the next.
May we all learn from this, and be like the esrog!