How to assemble an Israeli Succah

Start with laying the poles down

Start with laying the poles down

1) Start with laying the poles down

An example of the wall. When you have the walls up wrap the walls with 3 rows of rope on the bottom of the walls.

An example of the wall. When you have the walls up wrap the walls with 3 rows of rope on the bottom of the walls.

An example of the wall. When you have the walls up wrap the walls with 3 rows of rope on the bottom of the walls.

Isru Chag-Sukkot

Isru Chag-Sukkot

Don’t forget to put away all the bags that the Sukkah parts were in. You will need then for Isru Chag-Sukkot.

side poles snap into the columns. Don't forget the center beam.

side poles snap into the columns. Don’t forget the center beam.

2) side poles snap into the columns. Don’t forget the center beam.

The walls slide into the Top and Bottom Rows. Tie the walls to the frame tightly so that the wall will not move in the wind.

The walls slide into the Top and Bottom Rows. Tie the walls to the frame tightly so that the wall will not move in the wind.

3) The walls slide into the Top and Bottom Rows. Tie the walls to the frame tightly so that the wall will not move in the wind.

Next put the Bamboo poles on the top using plastic clips and put the schach on top of the Bamboo poles.

Next put the Bamboo poles on the top using plastic clips and put the schach on top of the Bamboo poles.

4) Next put the Bamboo poles on the top using plastic clips and put the schach on top of the Bamboo poles.

When you have the walls up wrap the walls with 3 rows of rope on the bottom of the walls.

When you have the walls up wrap the walls with 3 rows of rope on the bottom of the walls.

5) When you have the walls up wrap the walls with 3 rows of rope on the bottom of the walls.

The Succah decorations. You can put up lighting and have Tables, chairs, beds ect.

The Succah decorations. You can put up lighting and have Tables, chairs, beds ect.

The Succah decorations. You can put up lighting and have Tables, chairs, beds ect.

The Succah decorations. You can put up lighting and have Tables, chairs, beds ect.

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Safety tips for Sukkot

United Hatzalah emergency medics present safety guidelines for the upcoming Sukkot holiday, to prevent injuries during sukkah-building.
Arutz Sheva Staff, 20September2018 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/252225

The season for building Sukkot has just begun and United Hatzalah volunteers have already treated dozens of injuries that occurred while people were building Sukkot. The Spokesperson’s department has therefore issued a series of basic safety tips for the holiday.

When building a Sukkah one should always be careful when standing or climbing in high places.

It is recommended to use proper safety gloves so as to avoid injuries to the hands.

Make sure that ladders are stable and being held by a second person.

It is strongly recommended to work in pairs if not larger groups so that one person can ground the ladder properly and call emergency services should an accident occur.

It is imperative to keep all nails, screws and tools away from the reach of small children.

When lighting candles for Shabbat or the holidays, be sure to keep them in a safe location, not near flammable materials, out of the wind, and also out of the reach of small children.

Keep the candles on a special platform that won’t burn such as a metal or glass tray and keep them away from the walls of the Sukkah or any flammable decorations.

Eli Beer, Founder and President of United Hatzalah explained that: “In previous years United Hatzalah volunteers have treated dozens of injuries due to people falling off of ladders during the building and decorating of Sukkahs. Some of these instances, unfortunately, have resulted in fatalities and serious injuries. We ask the public to take extra care this year while building, residing in and taking down their Sukkahs. Our volunteers will be on hand at all times during the holiday to provide care for any and all who need it. We wish you and all of Israel a happy and healthy holiday.”

Cat in Sukkah

Cat in Sukkah

Isru Chag-Sukkot

Isru Chag-Sukkot

Sukkah Table

Sukkah Table

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Rivlin's Sukkah Guests

Rivlin’s Sukkah Guests

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Upon entering the Succah

Upon entering the Succah

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Hoshana Raba; May Hashem grant you a wonderful year with all your heart’s wishes for the very best always!

Hoshana Raba; May Hashem grant you a wonderful year with all your heart’s wishes for the very best always!

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While most people put up sukkahs, police are taking them down

Two sukkahs, at least one of which had engineering permits, dismantled by police in Jerusalem.

Arutz Sheva Staff, 19September2021 https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/313737

The sukkah in Meah ShearimJerusalem municipality
On Sunday evening, police arrived at the sukkah belonging to Rabbi Yitzhak Meir Morgenstern in Romema, Jerusalem, and informed the owners that it was to be dismantled. Shortly afterward, municipal inspectors arrived at the scene and began the work of dismantling the structure, which, according to Behadrey Haredim, is constructed in a similar fashion every year.

This year, however, police claimed that the sukkah lacked the requisite permits and that it posed a threat to the safety of the public. No objections were raised, and the sukkah was taken apart.

The night before, however, an hours-long standoff resulted after over 200 police officers arrived in the Meah Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem in order to dismantle the sukkah belonging to Rabbi Moshe Bransdorfer. This sukkah, too, has been built in the same fashion for years. It extends from a second-floor apartment and is supported on iron scaffolding, and according to accounts provided to Behadrey Haredim, it had been approved by none less than the Jerusalem Municipality’s own choice of engineer.

Nonetheless, several private individuals and a medical clinic situated near the sukkah complained to police, who in turn claimed that the sukkah was a public hazard.

“The sukkah was built on high scaffolding and posed a real risk to life and property, while harming passersby and the public using the medical center located there, which even filed a complaint to the municipality,” the police stated.

The saga began last Tuesday, when police made their first visit to the sukkah and a spontaneous protest erupted. Eventually, Rabbi Bransdorfer came to an agreement with police and the municipality, according to which the sukkah would be dismantled by his family the next day. Apparently this did not occur, and the municipality then offered an alternative site for the sukkah. The offer was accepted, but then representatives of Rabbi Bransdorfer appealed to the court for a stay of execution of the demolition, which was not granted.

The case was due to be heard in court on Sunday, but police decided to take action on the Saturday night preceding, and arrived in huge numbers, prepared for the fierce protests that indeed erupted.

Police arrived with trucks and cranes, raided the adjacent building, evacuated everyone from the sukkah and the apartment, and then began to demolish the structure.

According to attorney Shreiber, representing Rabbi Bransdorfer’s family, several of the claims made by those demanding the demolition are false, including a claim made by the health clinic that the sukkah blocked access to it, which is blatantly untrue as photographs showed. In addition, the sukkah obtained the approval of two engineers and was built according to the engineers’ instructions, including protective fencing placed around the scaffolding.

“Every single year, engineers inspect the sukkah and the same was true this year,” one source told Behadrey Haredim. “The sukkah complied with the most stringent safety measures. But due to pressure from social media, the municipality decided to issue a demolition order regardless.”

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