October 12, 2011 4:25 am at 4:25 am #599931YW BandMember
ARE WE REQUIRED TO FULFILL THIS MITZVAH WHEN IT IS RAINING?
There are many discussions among the poskim concerning the obligation to eat in the succah on the first night of Succos if it is raining. The following points are raised:
If rain is falling, is one obligated to eat in the succah or not? If it is raining, is one obligated to wait and see if the rain will stop so that he can eat in a rain-free succah? If one does eat in the succah while it is raining, can a blessing be recited? If a person ate in the succah while it was raining and then the rain stopped, is he required to eat in the succah again? If a person ate in the succah while it was raining and then went to sleep, is he obligated to get out of bed to eat again once the rain has stopped? Since there are different rulings on all of these issues, the following is a summary of the majority opinion:
1. If it is raining steadily and there is a reliable weather forecast for rain all night, one should make Kiddush [with shehecheyanu] and eat a k’zayis [or slightly more than a k’beitzah in the succah. No blessing over the succah is recited. The rest of the meal is eaten in the house.
2. If there is no reliable weather forecast and there is a possibility that the rain will stop [e.g., it is drizzling or it is raining off and on], it is proper to wait an hour or two for the rain to subside. The poskim agree, however, that if the delay will disturb the dignity and pleasure of the Yom Tov, or if the family is hungry and/or tired, there is no obligation to wait.
3. If the rain stops while the meal is being eaten in the house or even after the meal is finished, one is obligated to go to the succah, recite leishev ba-succah, and eat at least slightly more than a beitzah of bread. Even if the rain stops after midnight, that amount of bread must be eaten in the succah. If one has already gone to bed and then the rain stops, there is no obligation to get out of bed in order to eat in the succah.October 12, 2011 4:36 am at 4:36 am #817111Bar ShattyaMember
are you required to read long winded posts that might not be accurate.October 12, 2011 6:01 am at 6:01 am #817112Queen BeeMember
I love eating in the sukkah when it rainsOctober 12, 2011 6:41 pm at 6:41 pm #817113YW BandMember
very funny Bar Shattya:) I got it from torah.org
do whatever your Rav tells you.
Gut yom tov to all!October 12, 2011 7:54 pm at 7:54 pm #817114Sam2Participant
Looked good to me, though I question why you don’t have to get out of bed to eat at least a Kezayis in the Sukkah if you haven’t already. And “3” should clarify that you need a K’beitzah for the Leisheiv. You are Yotzei the Mitzvah with a K’zayis.
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