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Topic: Succah Mobile

Shira Schmidt from Kiryat Sanz, Netanya, Israel wrote:

Dear Rabbi,

I would like to know whether it is okay during Succot if one is traveling around long distances, to build a succah on an uncovered pick-up truck and move it around (of course, not on Yom Tov)? If it is parked, can you use it on Yom Tov? Thank you.


Dear Shira Schmidt,

Good idea! The mishna states: "One who makes a succah on a wagon, or on a ship, it is a valid succah and one may enter it on Yom Tov." Similarly, you are allowed to build a succah on your pick up truck, and you can even use it on Yom Tom (when the truck is parked).

Sources:

  • Tractate Succah 22b
  • Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 628:3


 
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