Tuesday, September 28, 2010

"...and the rains from heaven were restrained"

Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 135:10:

With regards to sleeping in the sukkah when it is raining, even a small amount of rain constitutes distress for sleeping, on account of which one may leave the sukkah. If he left the sukkah to his house because of the rain, and he lay down to sleep, and then the rain stopped, or he initially lay down to sleep in the house because of the rain and the rain stopped, we do not trouble him to return to the sukkah all night; rather, he may sleep in his house until morning.


At September 28, 2010 at 8:05:00 AM EDT, Anonymous Nit Picker said...

I have heard that some have compared the Noah's ark to a sukkah since both are reminder's of God's protection.

Yet, based on the halacha you cited above, the comparison doesn't seem to hold up since in the case of Noach he ran INTO the ark to escape the rains and in the case of the sukkah, a person runs OUT of the the sukkah to escape the rain.

At September 29, 2010 at 2:16:00 AM EDT, Anonymous Long Beach Chasid said...

People think Chabad chassidim just "dont sleep in the sukkah". Its much deeper than that and after reading a sicha from the Lubavitcher Rebbe I felt that it was very convincing and thus making any Lubavitcher Chasid's not sleeping in the sukkah 100% legitimate.

I still slept in the sukkah that night and was vigorously attacked by mosquitos that interestingly enough gave me 36 bug bites. Along with the constant buzzing in my ear I was forced to flee the sukkah for my sanity.

Maybe the Makif of Binah is really just a mashul for bug attacks.

Gut Moed.

At September 29, 2010 at 7:04:00 AM EDT, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

LBC: This was the first year I slept in the sukkah and was able to do so all but Monday night when it was raining.

At October 3, 2010 at 6:32:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Space Cadet said...



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