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Sukka, pl. sukkot (soo-kah,soo-koht) — lit., Hut, branch or twig covering; booth with a temporary roof for eating and living in during the Sukkot holiday
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Introduction to Sukkot
Introduction to Sukkot
Sukkot means “huts.” The Jewish festival of Sukkot...
Sukka: Sleeping
Sukkot: Sleeping at Someone Else's House
If you sleep at another person's house or sukka during Sukkot ,...
Sukka: Building or Fixing
Building or Fixing a Sukka on Sukkot
A Jew may fix or build a sukka on chol ha’moed. A...
Sukkot: Prayers: What Time To Start
Sukkot: Prayers: What Time To Start: Ma'ariv and Kiddush
Ma’ariv on both nights of Sukkot may be said from 1...
Sukka: Being Inside
Sukka: Being Inside: Requirements
There is no requirement to be in a sukka except when eating bread or...
Lulav: Where To Bless
Lulav: Where To Bless: Sukka or Synagogue
Say blessings on the lulav and etrog in the sukka or in synagogue...
Sukka: Eating
Sukka: Eating: What To Eat
 There is no requirement to eat any food other than mezonot or...
Sukka: Eating
Women: Eating Outside the Sukka
Women and girls may eat bread or mezonot outside of a sukka . ...
Sukka: Blessings
Sukka: Blessings: When To Say
Do not say the blessing leisheiv ba’sukka except when you will...
Sukka: Blessings
Sukkot: Blessings: Forgetting Leisheiv BaSukka
If you washed hands, said ha’motzi , and ate some bread in a...
Sukka: Blessings
Sukkot: Blessings: SheHecheyanu
First Night: Say she’hecheyanu after saying leisheiv...
Sukka: Blessings
Sukkot: When To Say Leisheiv BaSukka
When you sit down in a sukka, only say the blessing leisheiv...
Sukka: Intimacy
Sukka: Intimacy
Intercourse is permitted in a sukka .
Shmini Atzeret
Shmini Atzeret: Eating in Sukka
For whether to eat in your sukka on Shmini Atzeret , see Sukka:...
Jewish Festivals: Musaf: Additions for Sacrifices
Jewish Festivals: Musaf: Additions for Sacrifices: Sukkot
In the amida of musaf for Sukkot , there is a different line added...
Jewish Festivals: Musaf: Additions for Sacrifices
Jewish Festivals: Musaf: Additions for Sacrifices: Sukkot: Outside Eretz Yisrael
Since two days of Jewish festival are observed outside of Eretz...
Sukka: Shapes
Permitted Sukka Shapes
A sukka may have many sides and may even be circular, but it may not...
Sukka: Dimensions
Sukka: Dimensions: Minimum/Maximum
A sukka must have at least three walls, but one of those...
Sukka: Walls
Sukka: Walls: Bracing
The sukka does not need to be freestanding. When setting up a sukka ,...
Sukka: Walls
Sukka: Walls: Flapping
The walls of a sukka must be able to withstand wind without flapping...
Sukka: Walls
Sukka: Walls: Tree Trunk
You may use the trunk of a tree as part of a sukka, but consult a...
Sukka: Schach
Sukka: Schach: Gap
Sukka: Schach: Gap: What Invalidates A gap in schach of 10.5...
Sukka: Schach
Sukka: Schach: Materials
Non- Kli You may not use a kli for sukka schach...
Sukka: Overhangs
Sukka: Overhangs: Balconies
A sukka built under a balcony, even if the balcony is many...
Sukka: Overhangs
Sukka: Overhangs: Vines/Trees
Vines or tree branches that overhang even a small part of a sukka may...
Sukka: Overhangs
Sukka: Overhangs: Women and Children
Women and children of either gender may sit under an invalidated...
Sukka: Overhangs
Sukka: Overhangs: Wood Structures
You may not normally use a sukka that has any wood structure such as a...
Sukka: Car
How To Make a Car into a Sukka
To make a car into a sukka: Open two doors on the same side...
Sukka: Shmini Atzeret
Sukka: Shmini Atzeret
Outside Eretz Yisrael , you should eat your meals in the sukka on...
Lulav: Beauty
Lulav: If First Day of Sukkot Is Shabbat
You do not need to buy a fancy or expensive lulav and etrog if the...
Women: Sukkot
Women: Sukka
For Women and Sukka, see Women: Eating Outside the Sukka .  
Jewish Festivals: Musaf: Additions for Sacrifices
Jewish Festivals: Musaf: Additions for Sacrifices: Sukkot: In Eretz Yisrael
In Eretz Yisrael , read only the line for the actual (correct) day....
Sukka: Eating
Men: Eating Outside the Sukka
Bread: Men may not eat bread or a full meal outside the sukka during...
Sukka: Eating
Sukka: Eating: Uncomfortable Weather
Except for first night of Sukkot (and also the second night outside of...
Sukka: Blessings
Birkat HaMazon If You Ate Sukka Meals Indoors
If you ate your meal inside the house on Sukkot , you do not need to go...
Sukka: Schach
Sukka: Schach: Timing
Sukka: Schach: Timing: Within 30 Days You must put schach on your sukka...
Sukka: Leaving: First Night
Sukka: Leaving: First Night: Rain, Cold, Bees
You may leave the sukka due to extreme cold or heat, rain, or bees....
Jewish Festivals: What Time Is Mincha
Jewish Festivals: Earliest Mincha
The earliest permissible time to say mincha before a ...
Sukka: Schach
Sukka: Schach: Normal Wind (Ru'ach Metzuya)
Ru’ach metzuya is defined as a normal wind for each location...
Sukka: Leaving: First Night
Sukka: Leaving: First Night: Rain
Rain on the first night of Sukkot is only considered a bad omen in...
Introduction to Holidays/Jewish Festivals
Introduction to Holidays/Jewish Festivals/Chagim/Yom Tov
Jewish Festivals are listed in the Torah and are of two types: ...
Preparation for Doing Mitzvot
Intention/Kavana
Mitzvot  that are from the  Torah  ( tzitzit , ...
Hidur Mitzva/Mehadrin
Hidur Mitzva/Mehadrin
Almost all mitzvot may be enhanced by: Making them...
Wasting People's Time (Tircha Tzibur)
Wasting People's Time (Tircha d'tzibura)
You may not waste people’s time or upset them ( tircha...
SheHecheyanu: Jewish Festivals
SheHecheyanu at Candle-Lighting for Jewish Festivals
Say she’hecheyanu when lighting candles for: Both...
Charity/Tzedaka: By When To Give
Charity/Tzedaka Should Be Paid by Third Jewish Festival
Charit y/tzedaka should be paid by the third Jewish festival (...
When Shiv'a (and Shloshim) Ends
Shiv'a and Shloshim: Ended by Jewish Festivals
Shiv’a ends if a Jewish festival , Rosh Hashana, or...
Jewish Festivals: Evening Kiddush
Jewish Festivals: Evening Kiddush
To fulfill the two requirements for Jewish festival evening kiddush...
Mezuza: Which Buildings Require
Mezuza: Buildings Regularly Used with a Person's Home
Mezuzot must be placed on any buildings used with a person's home....
Introduction to Jewish Festivals: Medicines
Introduction to Jewish Festivals: Medicines
Jewish Festivals: Medicines: When To Take Medicine generally may not...
Introduction to Chol HaMoed
Introduction to Chol HaMoed
The intermediate days of Passover and Sukkot (between the first and...
Lulav: Setting Up
To Set Up a Lulav
To set up a lulav : hold with spine facing you, with three myrtle...
Lulav: Borrowing
Lulav: Husband and Wife
A man’s wife does not own the lulav with him (and a wife’s...
Lulav: Borrowing
Lulav: When You May Borrow
You may borrow a lulav on all days of Sukkot except the first day...
Lulav: Storing
Lulav: Storing: Replacing into Water
You may put the myrtle and willow branches into water after using them...
Women: Time-Based Positive Commandments (Mitzvot): Exemptions
Women: Exemption from Time-Dependent Positive Commandments
Women and girls are generally exempt from time-dependent positive...
Women: Time-Based Positive Commandments (Mitzvot): Obligations
Women: Time-Based Positive Mitzva Obligations
Although women and girls are generally exempt from time-dependent...

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