When there's no place for everyone in the Succah, who takes the precedence:
- one's sons (underage and grown-ups)
- one's parents/grandparents
- women (wife, grown-up daughters)
- the guests (male/female)?
Please specify about sitting the first night, following days, and sleeping in the succah.
This looks simple, but, in fact, it is a very complicated question as it compares seemingly unrelated Mitzvot - Succah, Chinuch, Honoring Parents and Hospitality. Each one of them is well known, but when they come together ... I couldn't figure out how do I even start to weight them.
The homeowner is out of the question and even compared to his father, he takes precedence (B"M).
What rights do his wife and the grown-up kids and the guests have on his Succah? Is he lending it - is it a property? Can the homeowner expel the kids just because it is his property, and then let in whoever he wants?
תשבו כעין תדורו - does the precedence of his own house apply - like he his father would take precedence around his Shabbos table over his sons I suppose. But in this case, his wife would be the first, for she does have some obligation so she can even say the blessing.
If one invites a [male] guest, does it automatically imply that he shares his Succah?
Let's limit it to the Litvakes communities.