Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Chapter 135:2
Dwelling in the Sukkah

2. One must treat the sukkah with dignity, so that one will not view mitzvos as being cheap ("shelo tihye mitzovs bezuyos alav"). Therefore, one should not bring utensils that are not dignified ("einom mechubadim") into the sukkah. [This includes] pots, a jug used to draw water, the receptacles used to store flour, a kneading trough, a large kettle, a frying pan, a mortar, and the like. Similarly, one must remove plates after one has eaten. Glasses and other drinking utensils may be left in the sukkah.

It is customary not to bring an earthenware candleholder into the sukkah, because it can become disgusting ("mo'us"). Similarly, one should not carry out any disrespectful activity [in the sukkah], for example, washing pots or plates. One may, however, rinse cups. It is certainly forbidden to urinate in the sukkah. [This applies] even if one urinates into a receptacle, and even if one usually does so inside one's home (that is, into a receptacle). Sexual relations are permitted in the sukkah, because the essence of the mitzvah, is [that a] person [should dwell in the sukkah] together with his wife (as they would in the house).

The sukkah is not disqualified if one brings utensils that are not respectable into it. One should not, however, recite the blessing [for the mitzvah of sitting in a sukkah] "leisheiv ba'sukkah," until one removes them.

[Editor's note: we have skipped halachos 3 through 6 of this chapter]

 

Back  Paragraph 1  Table of Contents  Paragraph 7 Next 

Halacha-Yomi, Copyright (c) 2003 Project Genesis, Inc.

 






ARTICLES ON DEVARIM AND THE THREE WEEKS:

View Complete List

Manifestations of Mourning
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5758

9th of Av: Reasons for Fasting - Part 2
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5758

Who will Remember?
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5761

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5773

Sense and Sensitivity
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5759

In Other Words
Shlomo Katz - 5764

> In a Month We Call -“Av”
Rabbi Label Lam - 5765

Murphy's Day
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5761

The Eye Generation
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5763

ArtScroll

Rebuking 101
Shlomo Katz - 5765

How?
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5761

One Heart
Rabbi Label Lam - 5771

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

From Rock Bottom to Bottoms Up
Jon Erlbaum - 0

Careful Consideration of Chinuch Concessions
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5768

The Purpose of the Fifth Book
Shlomo Katz - 5767

Utilizing our Gifts Properly
Rabbi Yosef Kalatzky - 5764



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information