The following mishnah describes two different sukkot with the same problem.
Read the mishnah and draw the two sukkot.
Understanding the mishnah:
- Which part of the sukkah can’t function properly in both of these situations? The floor? The walls? The roof?
- From Mishnah 1:1 we know that the schach can’t let in more sun than shade. How would you edit the rule to include what you learned about the sukkah under a tree and the double-decker sukkah?
- Why do you think it is important for some sun to come into the sukkah?
Now read the next mishnah. The sukkah described there has a similar problem.
- Draw one of the sukkot mentioned in Mishnah 1:3.
Why would someone want to cover their sukkah with a cloth? Think about the weather during Sukkot in your community.
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