I’m sure you are all eager to know who won the Sukkot 5770 Quiz.
Lets just say that many of you participated (I think) but only two of you actively, but only one actually followed the contest rules to post it on the comments section.
Well, I think I get it, my readers are just not interested on interacting, although I do thank you for all your comments when you do have something to say. I just thought a contest would be something fun to do….(not). It’s OK I learned a lot from the quiz.
Here are the answers to the Sukkot 5770 Quiz:
Question 1: “A Sukkah that is higher than twenty cubits (about 10m) is ….” ?
Answer 1: Psula (Invalid), (Mishna, Sukkah 1,1)
Question 2: “A Sukkah that is less than ten handbreadths (about 80cm) in height is….”?
Answer 2: Psula (Invalid), (Mishna, Sukkah 1,1)
Question 3: “A Sukkah on the deck of a ship is ….”?
Answer 3: Kshera (Valid), (Mishna, Sukkah 2,3), however…”A Sukkah on the deck of a ship: Rabban Gamliel declares it invalid and Rabbi Akiva declares it valid.” (Babylonian Talmud, Sukkah 23a)
Question 4: “If one hollows out a haystack to make a sukkah out of it, it is …..”?
Answer 4: Psula (Inalid), (Mishna, Sukkah 1,8)
Question 5: How about a two floor sukkah?
Answer 5: Tanna Kama: The upper is Kshera (Valid) and the lower Psula (Invalid), Rabbi Yehuda: If no one is in the upper sukkah the lower sukkah is Kshera (Mishna, Sukkah 1,2)
Question 6: And a sukkah in a treetop?
Answer 6: “Kshera (Valid) but it is forbidden to climb into it on a festive day” (Mishna, Sukkah 2,3)
Note: Consult your local Rabbi for halachic questions. :)
And the winner is…
Well, the prize will be divided into two.
1) My father in law who answered and wrote on the comments
2) My father who answered over the phone and since it was VOIP (computer phone) we will count it as answering on the computer/internet. (Contest rules 5, 7) :)
Your official “Weissers’ Journey to Israel” Blog T-shirts will make their way to you. Thanks for your participation.
Here are pictures of many other Sukkot for you to tell if they are Kasher or Psulot.
Enjoy the “Achrei Hachagim” (after the holidays) season.
By the way, I just realized that I somehow deleted the previous post (I still need to learn how to use Windows Live writer I guess), so here are again some pictures of our visit to Neot Kedumim during Sukkot. Enjoy.