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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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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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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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From your assessment about the impracticality of observing and experimenting it seems your understanding of ruach meyzuyah is a wind that under normal circumstances can and might eventually blow, this is not the case. Ruach metzuyah means a wind that does blow. Practically constantly. First of all is the Mechaber in hilchos succah siman 630 siff 10 about ...


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Based on this article: When should one build the Sukkah? The pious are careful to build to begin building the Sukkah on Motzei Yom Kippur and finish it the next day in order to go from one mitzvah (Yom Kippur) to another (Sukkot). If there is a shabbat between Yom Kippur and Sukkot some poskim say that there is an obligation to build it ...


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The Ramma both in siman 624 (end of hilchos Yom Kipur) and in the begining of hilchos succah siman 625 says to begin right after Yom Kippur so as to go from mitzvah to mitzvah.


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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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FOUR tips [OK, 5]: I used pressure-treated 4x4xs in the corners -- eliminates "rhombus" concern. I used 5/16"ths instead of 1/4" bolts -- increases durability of threads over years of successful re-assembly. USE FLAT WASHERS :-) -- allows you to apply force to secure it together with less impact on wood. Using 2x6s instead of 2x4s to connect top of frame ...


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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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