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Does one say Ushpizin if one is eating inside a house and not in the Sukkah due to heavy rain? Is Ushpizin about inviting the guest to the sukkah, or is it about inviting to the se'udah, where ever it is on Sukkot?

(H/T My Dad)

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    Great question! The source for the custom, Zohar 3:103b, says that Rav Hamenunah Saba would stand at the entrance of his Sukkah to invite the Ushpizin. Perhaps it's worth taking a closer look there. – Chaim Oct 21 '16 at 19:18
  • From much of the language that I saw in the long intro to Ushpizin, it seems that this is specific for the Succah. Logically, we eat in our homes throughout the year. If it were an invitation to just the meal, then why aren't we saying Ushpizin during Pesach? – DanF Oct 26 '16 at 16:45
  • but we say azamin l'seudati -- I invite to my MEAL, not to my Sukkah. – rosends Oct 26 '16 at 17:27
  • could you please clarify what you mean by "say ushpizin". Ushpizin are guests that visit you on sukos. see here... chabad.org/holidays/JewishNewYear/template_cdo/aid/571505/… – Laser123 Jul 26 '17 at 1:13

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