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Positive Commandment 168

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Positive Commandment 168 (Digest)
Dwelling in the Sukkah

"You shall dwell in booths for seven days"Leviticus 23:42.

We are commanded to dwell in a sukkah (booth) for the seven days of the holiday of Sukkot. Women are exempt from this mitzvah.


Translation of (the unabridged text of) Sefer Hamitzvot by Rabbi Berel Bell, member of the Rabbinical Court of Montreal and director of Teacher Training for the Jewish Learning Institute.

From "Sefer Hamitzvot in English," published by Sichos in English.
Daily Quote
"And the flax and the barley were destroyed [by the hail] for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was in bud; but the wheat and the spelt were not struck, for they were still pliant" (Exodus 9:31-32). Thus we learn: A person should always be pliant as a reed, and let him never be unyielding as the cedar
  –Talmud, Taanit 20b
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