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.

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