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    Mother101
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    I’ve heard lots of different opinions regarding the chiyuv for men to sleep in the sukkah. Does anyone know the pasak halacha? What if its hot/cold? What if the area is not safe at night?

    #698255

    Sister Bear
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    If its going to cause discomfort or its not safe than you don’t have to. Also, since you are supposed to live in your sukkah but a woman has no obligation to, and normally in a home the husband sleeps in the same room as his wife then he doesn’t have to sleep in the sukkah.

    #698256

    Ben Torah
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    normally in a home the husband sleeps in the same room as his wife then he doesn’t have to sleep in the sukkah.

    Sister, that doesn’t make much sense. I would hope all husbands “sleeps in the same room as his wife”. That would negate the entire mitzvah if then “he doesn’t have to sleep in the sukkah.”

    #698257

    WIY
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    Ben Torah

    A married man doesnt have to sleep in a sukkah. Check the Mishnah berurah in Hilchos Yeshivas hasukkah its in there I just saw it a few days ago.

    #698258

    Ben Torah
    Participant

    WIY & Sister: Thank You.

    #698259

    mw13
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    I’ve heard that in any case where you are uncomfortable to the point that would leave your room at home, you may leave the sukkah. However, I’m no poissik so always, all halacha li’maseh shailos should go to your LOR.

    #698260

    Mother101
    Participant

    thanks

    #698261

    simcha613
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    I guess it’s a little late to post this but it seems like a married man should sleep in the sukkah unless he is particularly uncomfortable about not sleeping in the same room as his wife (I’m assuming the din is the same if the man is okay sleeping in the sukkah without his wife but the wife is uncomfortable sleeping in a room without her husband) (the din of mitzta’er- that’s how the Vilna Ga’on rules as brought down by the Mishnah Berurah). It seems very strange that there would be a whole din about sleeping in the sukkah, to the point that even a temporary sleep outside the sukkah is forbidden (which is much more strict than the halachah is by food where temporary eating is permitted) and the Gemara doesn’t mention that it’s only for the minority of Klal Yisro’el, only for the men who are not married. When the Rama says that a married man doesn’t have to sleep in the sukkah because of teishvu ka’ein taduru (one should live in the sukkah as if he lives in his house, and therefore since one sleeps in the same room as his wife in his house, it should be the same idea for the sukkah), it seems he is only rationalizing for the many married people who don’t sleep in the sukkah, but that’s not necessarily the din lechatchilah.

    #698262

    myfriend
    Member

    Is there any rationalization for the many non-married men who don’t sleep in the Succa?

    #698263

    superficial
    Member

    I don’t know of any rationalization. It seems to be a Kulah that some Americans have adopted although I’m not sure why. When I was in Eretz Yisroel it seemed to me that everyone was Makpid on sleeping in the Sukkah.

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