Monday, February 17, 2014
Succah Daf 12-13
Abaya says one may use שושי for the סכך but not שווצרי This is because שווצרי leaves a bad odor and one will then feel compelled to leave the סוכה. We see from this a very important lesson- even if our behavior fulfills the requirements within the exact letter of the law, if we leave a bad odor- i.e. we cause people to not want to be around us- we are not acting validly.