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As the Mishnah Berurah there explains, it’s because of תשבו כעין תדורו - one lives in the sukkah as he would in his house. You would leave your house if it was causing you significant discomfort, so you may leave the sukkah under the same circumstances.


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I would like to potentially challenge the premise of the question. You assume that the threshold of "someone who is in pain" only applies to the mitzvah of succah. However, R. Joseph Messas has a responsum where he seems to apply this rule beyond the mitzvah of succah. The question he was asked involved a certain case where two couples needed to get married ...


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"And it is permitted to drink water and wine and eat fruit [even if he established himself on them- REMA's own opinion] outside of the Sukkah. And he who is stringent upon himself, and will not drink even water outside of the Sukkah, he is praised." Shulchan Aruch with Rema; 639:2 "Water and wine and to eat fruit - The reason is that eating even a lot of ...


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There’s two main parts to Sukkos: the “Yom Tov,” on which most acts which are forbidden on the Sabbath are also forbidden (the main exception being many things that are involved in food preparation), and “Chol HaMoed,” on which some acts forbidden on Yom Tov are also forbidden, but which is generally more lenient. This year, the “Yom Tov” part of Sukkos ...


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Rambam discusses the different day lengths of the three holidays in Guide for the Perplexed 3:43. Quotes are from the Friedlander translation: Sukkot The Feast of Tabernacles, which is a feast of rejoicing and gladness, is kept seven days, in order that the idea of the festival may be more noticeable. Passover but if the eating of unleavened ...


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The לוח דבר בעיתו explains (regarding Rosh Chodesh Iyar 5769) that the reason we don't announce בה"ב on Rosh Chodesh is that: אין מברכים את המתענים בה"ב בחדש ניסן או בשבת ר"ח, השבת הקרובה, כמו שנאמר (קהלת ז, יד) "בְּיוֹם טוֹבָה - הֱיֵה בְטוֹב", ומברכים בשבת שלאחריה.‏ I.e. In a time of good fortune, enjoy the good fortune (Koheles 7:14) - so we don't ...


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This is addressed in Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 631,10: סוכה שאין לה גג כגון שהיו ראשי הדפנות דבוקות זו בזו כמין צריף או שסמך ראש הדופן של סוכה לכותל פסולה ואם היה לה גג אפילו טפח או שהגביה הדופן הסמוך לכותל מן הקרקע טפח הרי זו כשרה. הגה: וצריך שיהיה בה שבעה טפחים על שבעה בגובה עשרה טפחים (טור) A Succah without a flat roof at all e.g the entire walls ...


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Waving the lulav represents our victorious emergence from the judgment of Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur. The following Midrash appears in Midrash Tanchuma on Parshat Emor # 18: ולקחתם לכם ביום הראשון זה שאמר הכתוב אז ירננו כל עצי יער לפני ה' כי בא כי בא לשפוט הארץ במי הכתוב מדבר בישראל ובאומות העולם שהקדוש ברוך הוא דן אותן ביום הכפורים אלו ואלו נכנסין ...


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Your observation - of the missing wife in the verse - is the basis for the halacha that one may not get married during Chag. See the Torah Temima and the Rabeinu Bachyeh on the verse that mention this. Regarding the actual question, see the Ibn Ezra in verse 14:6 who mentions that you and your sons have an obligation to go to the Mikdash on the 3 festivals,...


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Right at the begining of Shaarei Teshuva 1,1 Rabeinu Yonah says: מן הטובות אשר היטיב השם יתברך עם ברואיו, כי הכין להם הדרך לעלות מתוך פחת מעשיהם ולנוס מפח פשעיהם, לחשוך נפשם מני שחת ולהשיב מעליהם אפו, ולמדם והזהירם לשוב אליו כי יחטאו לו, לרוב טובו וישרו כי הוא ידע יצרם, שנאמר (תהלים כה, ח): "טוב וישר ה' על כן יורה חטאים בדרך" From the bountiful good ...


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A possible answer is as follows: (Largely based on R. Yaakov Ettlinger in Bikkurei Yaakov 639:39 with a bit of my own twist.) It seems that the question is predicated on the fact that the Mishnah in Taanit refers to the rain as a siman klalah. If R. Yehoshua's objection is that rain is a siman klalah for the entirety of Sukkot, then indeed one can wonder ...


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From the Chabad.org page on Ushpizin: If guests are integral to festival joy, they are even more so to Sukkot. Sukkot is the festival of Jewish unity; in fact, the Talmud states that “it is fitting that all Jews should sit in one sukkah.”2 If this is logistically difficult to arrange, it should, at the very least, be implemented in principle. We ...


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Based on Shulchan Arukh OC 568:1-2, if someone forgot and ate on a fast day with a fixed date, he doesn't have to fast a different day instead, and the communal Bahab in Iyar and Marcheshvan is considered a fast day with a fixed date (as opposed to accepting on yourself to arbitrarily fast a personal Bahab some other time, where if you missed a day you could ...


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This question is asked by the Be'er Yosef to Leviticus 23:42-43. Here's a summary of what he writes, with some extra sources. We find two seemingly contradictory aspects to the mitzvah of sukkah. On the one hand, it connotes exile. Some explain 1 this is the rationale for why the mitzvah of sukkah is juxtaposed to Yom Kippur. Just like Yom Kippur atones for ...


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With Pesach it says Shemos 13,6:שבעת ימים תאכל מצות which the Gra interprets that each Kzais of Matza one eats is a mitzva. With Succos it says Vayikra 23,42:בסכת תשבו שבעת ימים and the Shulchan Aruch explains the Mitzva:כיצד מצות ישיבה בסוכה שיהיה אוכל ושותה (וישן ומטייל) (טור) ודר בסוכה כל שבעת הימים בין ביום ובין בלילה which means its a combined Mitzva ...


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There are 2 types of "Meals" 1. A meal which requires the Brocho of Leishev BaSuccah to be eaten in the Succah: Bread (made of the 5 grains) with the volume slightly larger than an egg (Shulchan Aruch OC 639,2 explained by Magen Avraham) even if eaten as a snack Cake or biscuits that are made of the 5 Grains (wheat, barley, spelt, rye and oats) one would ...


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See here about the history of the hosha'anot(in hebrew), specifically the section about Sephardic tradition: https://he.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D7%A4%D7%99%D7%95%D7%98%D7%99_%D7%94%D7%95%D7%A9%D7%A2%D7%A0%D7%95%D7%AA And here about R' Yosef bar Yitzchak(also in hebrew): https://he.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D7%99%D7%95%D7%A1%D7%A3_%D7%90%D7%91%D7%9F_%D7%90%D7%91%D7%...


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Yes, you should be holding them and even walk around a chumash placed on a chair or table(Ben Ish Chai parashat Ha'azinu 15; see footnote 2 in link 1 below). It's not absolutely required, but an option available in order to maintain tradition and add merit, in my opinion; and is a worthy practice since it isn't too difficult(see link 2). Links in hebrew: ...


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Your question is comprised of two parts, 1) Why do we invite these specific guests? and 2) What is the connection between Sefirot and Sukkot? The first part of your question relates to an overriding, general theme of Sukkot. That theme is the (essential and critical) unity of all of the Jewish people. That each and every individual is needed and is part of ...


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If the lulav was taken without permission, knowing thàt the owner does not want to lend it, the Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 649:1 applies: .כל ארבעה המינים פסולים בגזול ובגנוב All 4 speicies one has not fullfiled ones obligation if it is stolen Even when borrowed with permission e.g the owner always let's that person use his things, on the first day ...


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One is allowed to fast at least on the day after Yom Kippur. See O.C. 524 that mentions a custom of some people who fast 2 consecutive days of Yom Kippur, outside of Israel because of safek hayom (uncertainty of which day is really Yom Kippur - similar to the idea applicable to other Torah holidays.) This is a custom, and it's not a common one. (I personally,...


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