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Old 09-19-2018, 11:15 PM
 
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Looking forward, please Hashem, to a great year. Wishing you all the same.
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Old 09-20-2018, 03:35 AM
 
Location: NJ
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and to you and yours.
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Old 09-20-2018, 05:55 AM
 
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Ditto...
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Old 09-20-2018, 03:55 PM
 
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Like wise, to all.
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Old 09-21-2018, 07:18 AM
 
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We’re expecting rain both first nights of Succos. Time for some introspection. But its all for the good.

Last several years me and two oldest boys have built an 18x12 succah. This year my oldest are both away learning in yeshiva and there wasn’t time to build it when they got back, so I built an 8x8 by myself. Works halachically, but practically very small. We’ll make it work.

What about all of you? Anyone make a succah this year? Tell us about it.
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Old 09-21-2018, 08:10 AM
 
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We’re expecting rain both first nights of Succos. Time for some introspection. But its all for the good.

Last several years me and two oldest boys have built an 18x12 succah. This year my oldest are both away learning in yeshiva and there wasn’t time to build it when they got back, so I built an 8x8 by myself. Works halachically, but practically very small. We’ll make it work.

What about all of you? Anyone make a succah this year? Tell us about it.
After the wife and I got married, we lived in an apartment. There as no real sukkah to use so I bought lumber and built one. No saw, justa hammer and nails and branches I picked up off the street. It was 8 feet tall, and two feet by two feet. Enough space for a single chair.

When we moved into a house, we bought a used plywood-wall sukkah. Heavy and not large but it fit the driveway. Then we moved to another house. We started with the plywood one but then, for separate reasons, made a concrete surface in the back yard. This was a great time to get a really large sukkah (12 by 20 I think). Using allen wrenches, I easily pit the poles up and then hung the canvas walls and the schach mats rolled out.

A couple of years later, I lose the allen wrench, so I took the schach and walls down and left the poles up. Fast forward about 10 years. This year, we are taking UP the concrete floor, so I have to take down the poles also and we will have to rethink our whole sukkah dimensions before next year. Should be interesting.
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Old 09-26-2018, 07:42 PM
 
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A Sukkot film for your viewing pleasure, "Ushpizin"
(Ushpizin = Aramaic word for guests)
here is link to view film https://youtu.be/9aRRc6c0uQk?t=39




In Hebrew with Subtitles in ENGLISH.
filmed in accordance with halachah

For halachic reasons, Shuli Rand (the male lead in the film) insisted that his real-life wife, Michal Bat-Sheva Rand, who had never acted before, star opposite him in Ushpizin. "Michal Bat Sheva was not an actress, but the film maker acquiesced; seeing the wisdom in this approach, the director then cast all the speaking parts with Orthodox Jews who had formerly been actors. To her credit, Michal Bat Sheva gives a wonderful debut performance. In fact, the entire cast of Ushpizin is excellent. "

Shuli Rand won the Israeli Film Academy’s 2004 Best Actor Award, the Israeli equivalent of the Oscar. Ushpizin was a box-office hit in Israel and one of the highest grossing foreign films in America the year after its release.

And here is link to interview with the Rands, the married couple in the film who are also married in real life.
http://ou.org.s3.amazonaws.com/pdf/j...ll67/44-49.pdf

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Old 09-26-2018, 11:43 PM
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNIiTCSJUfI
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