Belittling acts

 

Belittling acts in the Sukkah:[1]

One may not do any belittling acts inside the Sukkah. Thus one may not clean the dishes inside the Sukkah, although drinking cups may be washed down. 

 

Q&A

May one use a Sukkah as a short cut?

No. One is not to make his Sukkah into a shortcut to reach another area.

 

May one hang laundry in the Sukkah?[2]

No.

 

May one allow a gentile to enter one’s Sukkah?[3]

One should not invite a gentile into the Sukkah as this causes the holiness to leave. Therefore one should have a gentile maid clean the Sukkah inside.

 

May one urinate in a Sukkah?

It is forbidden to urinate in a Sukkah.[4] Nevertheless certain Tzadikim were accustomed to urinate in the Sukkah in a time of need.[5]

 

May one have marital relations in a Sukkah?

Some Poskim[6] rule it is permitted. Other Poskim however rule it is forbidden have marital relations in the Sukkah.

 

May one wash Neigel Vaaser inside the Sukkah?[7]

Yes.


[1] 639/2

[2] Lev Chaim 3/140

[3] Shach Emor; Midrash Pinchas; Divreiy Yatziv 2/274

[4] M”B 639/9

[5] Minchas Elazar 4/73

[6] M”B in Biur Halacha 639 “Vial”

[7] Piskeiy Teshuvos 639/4

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