Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Succah Building

I built my Succah on Sunday. It is about 10 feet by 16 feet, with wooden panels, and has served us well the past three years.

But there are a lot of curiosities about the succah. For one thing, the Succah has three sets of numkbers written along the top, to make it easier to build. Last year, when I saw the number system didn't work, I added a 2004 in front of the numbers, so that when Succos 2005 rolled along, I would know exactly how the Succah was supposed to go.

And of course, when I put the panel up next to the house, there was not a single hole that lined up with the holes in the panel next to the house.

My kids wanted to help, and they really tried, but I think they mostly slowed things down. They were good at holding things up, but they couldn't control the power tools. So soon my middlest was on the swingset and my oldest was watching the Lions.

It has rained twice since the Succah went up, and I am pleased that the succah is still standing tall. I wonder if it could have withstood the 20 inches of snow that fell in Denver over the past few days.

14 Comments:

Blogger torontopearl said...

Yes, Yom Tov is late this year, so if we're lucky, maybe the bees and wasps won't attend our kiddushes/lunches/dinners in the sukkah.

My hubby grew up in Winnipeg, and he tells me how they sat in heavy winter parkas some years while eating in the sukkah. Now imagine the real die-hards who take the mitzvah a step further and SLEEP in the sukkah...!

October 11, 2005 12:11 PM  
Blogger Krunk said...

If you want to find out so badly,why don't you just take your succah to Denver?

October 11, 2005 12:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who cares, next year you will be in the land which eats its inhabitants.

October 11, 2005 12:27 PM  
Blogger Air Time said...

Krunk - Wouldn't it be easier if the snow just came to Detroit.

October 11, 2005 12:41 PM  
Blogger Air Time said...

Anon -

Maybe you don't know how to read very well. We are not moving to Brooklyn, Long Island, New Jersey or any other community on the East Coast.

We are moving to Israel.

You may have heard of it, if you've ever opened a Siddur and Davened anything after Mah Tovu.

October 11, 2005 12:44 PM  
Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der ┼íteg) said...

Air:

following up on Anonymous...

Bemidbar 13:32

October 11, 2005 2:39 PM  
Blogger Rolling hills of green said...

We are glad our succah lives on!!

October 11, 2005 2:50 PM  
Blogger Air Time said...

Steg-

Newsflash - The spies were misreporting what they saw.

October 11, 2005 3:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

actually air, im with steg on this.
at least midrashically, they were telling the truth -- the natives were burying their dead when the spies were there. god did this so that the natives would be too occupied with their grief and burial to notice the spies.
the spies just didnt interpret the events this way.
so in fact they saw a land which eats its inhabitants.

if you had learned a bit in yeshiva (or were at least maaver sidra -- everything steg and i have said is in chumash/rashi)instead of goofing off you would have known this.

and the orthodox jews on the east coast seem to live a rich jewish life. whats the problem with the east coast?

and there is nothing in adon olam about israel, nor in aleinu.
the stuff in between is all filler.

peace and love always!

October 11, 2005 4:16 PM  
Blogger Air Time said...

There is nothing wrong with the East Coast, if you want a preview of what hell is like.

If you had ever opened a Rambam instead of pouring over the minutia of what to do when your bull gores your neighbor's bull, you might have come across the halacha where he says it is preferable to live in a city of idol worshippers in Israel rather than a city of Torah study in Chutz La'aretz.

I imagine you only say the big words when you fly through davening, which explains why you miss the part where we ask God to bring us back to Israel.

Have a great fast. But sure to skip the last line at Neilah. The part where we say L'shana Hab'aa B'Yerushalayim.

October 12, 2005 11:50 AM  
Blogger rockofgalilee said...

steg and anonymous,
for interpreting what they saw in a negative way, they were severely punished. Just because you see poeple dying doesn't mean that the land eats the inhabitants, it could mean that God is killing them so they are engaged in other pursuits instead of playing flick the Jewish grasshoppers.

October 17, 2005 3:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

air, you dont pasken from a rambam. surely you know this.

rock, they in fact saw a land which eats its inhabitants, whatever the cause.
it was the interpretation that they got wrong.

a little less zionism and a little more honesty.

October 20, 2005 1:12 PM  
Blogger Air Time said...

Last time I looked, you don't paskin from a chumash either. At least, thats what they told me when they said to put my T'fillin above my hairline instead of between my eyes.

October 20, 2005 1:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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