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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
From the time that G-d said to our father Abraham, "Go from your land..." and "Abraham went on, journeying southward", began the process of "birurim" -- of extracting the sparks of holiness that are scattered throughout the universe and buried within the material existence... By the decree of Divine providence, a person wanders about in his travels to those places where the sparks that are to be extracted by him await their redemption...
  –Rabbi Sholom DovBer of Lubavitch (1860-1920)
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