Sukkos

  1. What spirit pervades the four days between Yom Kippur and Sukkos?

  2. Sukkos has more mitzvos in it than any other Yom Tov. How many?

  3. The Torah tells what the sukkah reminds us of. What is it?

  4. Therefore, when we sit in the sukkah, we must think of it. Why?

  5. There are two opinions in the Gemora about what the sukkah symbolized. What are they?

  6. Why was the mitzvoh of sukkah given for Tishrei and not for Nissan?

  7. What is the other name given to Sukkos in the Torah? Why?

  8. How is sitting in the sukkah a display of bitachon (trust) in Hashem?

  9. Which materials are kosher for the walls of the sukkah? How many walls must it have? Could a sukkah be built on a truck?

  10. What is the highest or the lowest (height) a sukkah can be? How about the width and length?

  11. One may not put on the s’chach before the walls are completed. Why? What if one mistakenly did so?

  12. How much s’chach is considered enough? What is our minhag (custom)?

  13. Which materials are kosher for s’chach? Can you cut public trees for s’chach?

  14. How is the obligation to sit in the sukkah different the first night from the second night (in case of rain)?

  15. Which blessing is made when one eats in the sukkah? On which foods?

  16. Is there an obligation to sleep in the sukkah? Why?

  17. When do we have to make the eruv tavshillin? (Two times.)

  18. Which things are permitted to be done on Chol Hamoed (intermediate days)?

  19. Who is exempt from eating in the sukkah? Why? May they do so voluntarily?

  20. In all, how many (‘official’) meals does one eat in the sukkah?

  21. Which foods are permitted to be eaten outside of the sukkah? Our custom?

  22. Which conditions make all the four species posul?

  23. Which conditions make each of the four species mehudar (choicest)? Are three species enough?

  24. Must you have your own lulov and esrog or can you borrow?

  25. Which people are basically exempt from this mitzvoh? Why?

  26. Where is the best place to do the mitzvoh of lulov?

  27. What is the daily blessing on the lulov? And on the first day? Afterwards?

  28. What does one hold in one’s hand at the time of the blessing?

  29. What is the proper order for shaking the lulov? When is it done?

  30. How is the Iulov used during davening?

  31. Which are the usual sources from where the esrogim are imported?

  32. Our minhag is to use esrogim from a certain place. Where?

  33. In your opinion, why are the prices of esrogim so high?

  34. Where do the other three species originate from?

  35. One day during Sukkos we do not use the lulov. Which? Why?

  36. May one eat before ‘bentching lulov’? On mivtzoyim?

  37. May one enjoy the good aroma of the esrog? Hadasim (myrtle)? Why?

  38. It is said that the four species symbolize the unity of the four categories of Jews. How?

  39. Why do we take these four species at this time of the year?

  40. The last day of Chol Hamoed is called Hoshana Rabbah. Why is it special?

  41. What is done the night before to mark the day?

  42. What mitzvoh (minhag) is done the morning of Hoshana Rabbah?

  43. How is the rest of that day observed? Any special foods?

  44. The last day to bentch lulov is on Hoshana Rabbah. What does one do with the four species afterwards?

  45. What special minhag is observed on Shemini Atzeret?

  46. What are the Torah readings on the eight days of Sukkos?

  47. Simchas Torah is the ninth day of Sukkos. What is the Torah reading then? What must everyone get on this day?

  48. Do we sit in the sukkah on Shemini Atzeres? Why? Do we make a blessing in it? Why?

  49. Someone said that we will not be putting on tefiliin for ten days in a row during Sukkos; but Sukkos is only nine days long. Explain.

  50. How many times do we do Hakofos? When? What is the meaning of the name and the activity?

  51. What special prayer (due to the forthcoming season) is said on Shemini Atzeres?

  52. How does that prayer change something during Sukkos?

  53. When do we say Yizkor?

  54. How is one supposed to spend one’s time during Sukkos?

  55. What is special about Simchas Beis Hashoevah? When is it?

  56. What is special about the Shabbos that follows Sukkos?

  57. Explain these terms:

    A. Arba minim E. Hadasim I. Isru chag
    B. Noy sukkah F. Ushpizin J. Chassan Torah
    C. Hoshanos G. Nisuch hamayim K. Chassan Bereishis
    D. Aravos H. Tefilas geshem L. Tikun