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I have never actually used it as my sukka is built on cement, but you can get Campsite flooring (For example, maybe in a different color or a different option). Many of these camp mats dry quickly, allow water to drain properly, can be staked down, and shouldn't kill your grass (hopefully). Edit: Here is a link where you can actually buy the stuff. Edit ...


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in chovos halevavos gate 9 ch.5 Do so in your heart and mind if you are unable to free your body to matters of the next world due to being so fully engaged with providing for your livelihood and maintenance, as our Rabbis mentioned on many (great men), who would toil in matters of this world, while being separate from it (in heart and mind), such ...


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The Maharsha there s.v. על רגל אחת explains that Shamai was, in the two accounts in which he was holding the construction cubit (as he was not reported to be holding it in the first account), showing the questioner some important element of his response. The fellow who asked to be taught the entire Torah on one foot was being shown that just as a building ...


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Mor U'Ketziya Orach Chaim 21 - right side - column beginning ואין זו תשובה נצחת says that a door made like a Kippa does not require a Mezuza. Pischei Shearim - page 238 mentions that even if a doorway is rounded from the bottom there are those that say it does not require a Mezuza. Thus there are those who would say a completely round doorway would not ...


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You could try laying pavers or other flat stones / slate over the grass or dirt, if your area is somewhat even. If it is isn't even, you may have to put gravel or a layer of soil to cover the area and smooth it down before laying the pavers. My driveway is dirt and gravel, but the majority of it is even, fortunately. I do a get a bit of ponding after a ...


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Oholai Shaim 40 quoting Daas Kedoshim Yore Deiah 289:10 says that a window even if used as an entry way does not require a Mezuza. However he says that if it is made for the purpose of an entrance then it would require a Mezuza. Mikdash Me'at 15 disagrees and holds it almost never would require a Mezuza.


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This article lists several laws related to both the internal placement of items as well as design of the synagogue building, itself. I am citing only those items related to the building design. Architecture: The Noda Biyhuda (tinyana, Orach Chaim 18) writes that there is no formal obligation to build the shul with four walls in correspondence with ...


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The Mechaber in סימן תרלא - סכה שחמתה מרבה מצלתה ויתר דיני הסכך says that if there's no roof then it's invalid, unless there's a square-Tefach of [horizontal] roof, or that there's a Tefach of vertical walls between the ground and the slanted wall-roof: The Remo however, permits such a Sukka, on condition that there's the minimal 7x7 Tefachim area at a ...


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The Gemara in Sukkah (I believe in the daf is in the high-teens) discusses a halachic principle of dofen akuma (a bent wall). The case is slightly different from your scenario, but I think still applies. The Gemara's case is when there is a bit of roofing that is not kosher for skhakh separating the walls and the kosher skhakh. Normally the maximum distance ...


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The Aruch Hashulchan in סימן תקס - לעשות זכר לחורבן is very explicit: ו''כנגד הפתח'' הוא כנגד ממש, כגון אם הפתח במזרח – צריך לעשות דווקא בכותל מערב. ומי שעושה בכותל שהפתח שם, למעלה מהפתח – אינו כלום.‏ He says it has to be directly opposite the front door. (Right now I can't find it, but I know there's an opinion that says one can put it above the ...


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It was like the Bastille or the Tower of London. That is, a prison for the nobility who could be restored to power or killed. Thus, it was not like the pit that Yirmiyahu was put in. Nor was it "Potiphar's basement" (which makes it sound as an ad-hoc lockup), it was an official location, since the "Chief Butler" and "Chief Cook" were put there. Yosef was ...


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A relative of mine uses plywood boards laid out on some 2x4 beams. You only have to level the beams and the floor is as good as indoors.



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