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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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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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I use mosquito barrier immediately prior to Sukkos and I have a mosquito free Sukkos.


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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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Rabbi Yoshia (Sukka 7b) claims that walls must also provide shade and therefore may not be constructed from transparent material. But I think you can decorate the walls enough to guarantee enough shade for comfort or lay plastic sheets like tarp. Since I am a female, I am not a posek, but just suggesting my idea to help solve the problem of a sukkah with ...


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It would seem from the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch (135:22) that they would need to eat in the Sukka. הַיוֹשְׁבִים בַּחֲנוּת, אַף עַל פִּי שֶׁהֵם דָּרִים חוּץ לָעִיר וְהַחֲנוּת הִיא בָּעִיר וּרְגִילִין כָּל הַשָׁנָה בְּרֹב פְּעָמִים לֶאֱכוֹל שָׁם בַּיּוֹם, מִכָּל מָקוֹם בַּסֻּכּוֹת חַיָבִים לֶאֱכוֹל בַּסֻּכָּה.‏ Obviously, this is only if they want to ...


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I'll offer two approaches in this answer, a more-complex one based on a structure that I have actually helped build, and a less-complex one that's more speculative. I have not actually built either of these as a sukkah; I'm drawing on related experience, but you'll need to do some work yourself to get from this to a plan for a finished sukkah. With luck ...


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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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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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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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I assumed it was a matter of a reference to the holiday of Sukkos, not to a Sukkah. Exodus 34:22: וְחַג שָׁבֻעֹת תַּעֲשֶׂה לְךָ, בִּכּוּרֵי קְצִיר חִטִּים; וְחַג, הָאָסִיף--תְּקוּפַת, הַשָּׁנָה And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, even of the first-fruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the turn of the year. The ...


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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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http://www.star-k.org/kashrus/kk-mitzvos-schach.htm the criteria for schach is three fold: 1) items that grow from the ground, 2) items that are no longer attached to the ground, and 3) items that cannot become tamei. Bamboo meets these requirements and is therefore Kosher for S'chach See also: ...


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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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