Living in the Sukkah/Reviewing the Laws of Aseres Yemei Teshuvah


sukkah3┬áThe proper way to fulfill the mitzvah of Sukkah is for one to “eat, drink, sleep, relax, talk with friends, and live in the Sukkah for seven days, day and night, in the same way as one lives in his house the rest of the year.” {There are exceptions to this.) Shulchan Aruch w/Mishnah Berurah 639:1

One who adds in the fulfillment of this Mitzvah (i.e. spends more time in the Sukkah) will have added beracha from Heaven. Therefore, one should build the Sukkah in a manner, and in a location which will be most conducive to be able to spend as much time as possible in the Sukkah without being disturbed by cold, bees and other common problems (e.g. install a heater, bee-trap etc.). Piskei Tshuvos 639:1

Hilchos Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur – Review

If one forgot to add in any of the 4 additions to Shomona Esrei; “Zochreinu”, “Mi Chomocha”, “U’ksov L’chayim”, “B’sefer Chayim”, the halacha is;

a) If one remembers before saying Hashem’s name in the “Borcuh Atta Hashem” ending of the beracha, then one should go back to the point in the beracha where he missed the addition and continue from there.

b) If one already said Hashem’s name in the “Boruch Atta Hashem” ending of the beracha then one should not go back, and just continue on until the end of Sh’mona Esrei, and add it in after the first Yihiyu L’rotzon in Elokai N’tzor. If one even forgot to add it in there, one need not repeat Sh’mona Esrei. Shulchan Aruch w/Mishnah Berurah 582:5, Piskei Tshuvos 582:8

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