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Nitei Gavriel Sukkah 37:6:10 says that some have a Minhag to place a special chair for the Ushpizin. He mentions it the name of the Chida - Avodas Hakodesh 289 - He also mentions it in the name of the Kaf HaChaim 639:8. Kaf HaChaim 639:8 mentions it from the Zohar Parshas Lech Lecha 93:1. Sefer Be'er Miriam says he saw the Chida do so.


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In Maseches Suka daf dalet amud beis (copied below), Rava rejects Abaye's proposal for an platform without walls because there is a requirement that they be "ניכר". Therefore there may be a basis for transparent walls being invalid. היתה גבוהה מעשרים אמה ובנה בה עמוד שהוא גבוה עשרה טפחים ויש בו הכשר סוכה סבר אביי למימר גוד אסיק מחיצתא א"ל רבא בעינן מחיצות ...


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There is a ma'ala in sitting outside, even if the succah is covered. This is in accordance with the shita of the Rabbeinu Tam on maseches succah 10a SV 'piress'. The Shulchan Aruch (OC 629:19) only brings this down as a yesh omrim, but the MB says to be machmir to sit in the succah (without a brocha), b'shaas ha'd'chak, in other words, if you live in the UK ...


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Igros Moshe OC 3:93 writes that a traveler for pleasure is not exempt from sukkah. Kovetz Halachos 16:26 writes that one is technically exempt even for pleasure, but he ends off saying that nowadays one can find a sukkah almost everywhere and one would be obligated to sit and sleep in the sukkah.


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My Rabbi wrote an article on this here. Question: I am going on a family outing on Chol Hamoed. Do I need to ensure that I eat in a Sukka? Answer: The Gemara in Sukka (26a) teaches us that one is exempt from eating and sleeping in a Sukka while travelling because teishvu kaein taduru, one doesn’t alter one’s normal living habits in order to live in a ...


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How much a gap is permitted between the top of the wall and the actual schach in cm's Once you have 10 tefachim (80 cm) of solid wall, there's no limit how far the wall can be from the Schach (up to 20 Amot - 18 meters) on condition that the edge of the Schach is above the wall. (שולחן ערוך · אורח חיים · סימן תרל) Actually the wall needn't be "solid" ...


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we used dryer sheets taped to the inside of the walls. we labeled them annanei ha'kavod and they seemed to do a pretty good job keeping out both mosquitos and bees. Here's some of the science behind it


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(As with any practical halachic question, please consult with your own rabbi.) I. See אור יצחק by יצחק עבאדי here : http://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=1525&pgnum=258 He allows such a netting. II. A slightly different question is found here: http://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=49009&pgnum=200 The question is dealing with an open area ...


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Based on your description, you have 3 Kosher walls, which is sufficient - and maybe 4 - depending on how large your windshield is; up to 4 Amos you are allowed a דופן עקומה. (You may want to check the statusof the back window also). You also have the required 7x7 tefachim. The only missing info is the height - you need 10 Tefachim of useable height on an ...


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I was in a sukkah where the host had cut lemongrass growing in his garden, and spread it on the floor of the sukkah. I don't know if it was as effective as a citronella candle in discouraging mosquitoes. Also, lemongrass might only offgas the repellent for a certain number of hours, and be no more than a conversation piece after that.


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Mosquito netting is effective, and is not a Chatzitzah between you and the Schach so long as it is hanging close to your body. (Don't support the Schach on the stuff...) Though, that does give me a business idea... Moskito Netting that is Kosher for Schach - ie Made out of non-woven spun cotton... I wonder if it could work...


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We live on a farm, lots of bugs here... we use this in our Sukkah, as well as many other buildings.. : http://reliableexterminators.ca/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=151


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The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch in 134:4 writes that it's best not to rest the Schach on something that could become impure - like a wooden ladder or tools (with long handles). However, if done, the Sukka is Kosher, since we hold that it's permissible to rest the Schach on items that could become impure. In your case, if the metal is solidly connected to the ...


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My current Sukkah (a 20'x10') is made from Ruff Cut Ceder Wood 10' long 2x4s held together by galvanized bolts with nuts and washers (Two at each joint set at a diagonal). The walls are agricultural shade cloth (I'm in the south) held taught with hundreds of zip ties. To turn the corners I used construction grade L braces that fit the 3/8" bolts. Total cost ...


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I bought the frame for my current sukkah from The Sukkah Project. Their 8x8 (expansions available) currently lists for $345, but that includes the walls. When I bought mine I ordered without walls (I already had material I could use) and that dropped the price noticeably, but I don't now remember by how much. You could email them and ask. This sukkah ...


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I would strongly recommend finding the used market for sukkas in your area. Your shul or community may have an active email list for stuff like this, or your community may have an active branch of luach.com. In the run-up to Sukkot as well as other times (such as the Summer, when many people relocate), you will frequently find used sukkas offered for sale, ...


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Have a look at Chayei Adam 145:3 While four walls are ideal, if you have two walls that form a corner, and the third wall has at least a tefach (~4 inches) of width and forms a tzuras hapesach, that works. (He continues on a discussion whether this is an adequate "private space" with regards to carrying on shabbos; basically if we call it good enough to ...



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