Tuesday, October 2, 2007

How dare me eat bread outside a sukka

Not everyone is so fortunate to have a succah right near their work. Some people are very frum and won’t eat real food all day for this reason. I am not one of those people. I get hungry by lunch time and not going to walk 25 minutes to get to some public sukkah which my might be filled with bunch of kiddies on their chol hamoed outing. I am also someone who still likes to eat outside. So I will eat my food outside near my office outside and have people watching. I find it very difficult to keep this law and theres lot worse things in this world some one can do. It is always interesting to watch the frum people that walk by me and give me this look as I eat my yummy sandwich as if I just murdered someone. How dare I eat this outside a sukka in public?

21 comments:

Shmendrik said...

It's only a violation of a positive mitzvah d'oraisa, how dare they glare at you, especially when you're doing it in public, looking frum?

fashionista cat in a zero gravity shoe-store said...

Maybe you should offer them a bite.

joshwaxman said...

It is not even clear you are violating anything by doing this. Look up in Shulchan Aruch about exemption from succah for those going on business trips. You would not return to your home just for the sake of eating, but would eat at work at your desk, so this is teshvu keAin taduru. Etc. I could probably put together a cogent argument for why this is acceptable practice at the very least beDieved.

Kol Tuv,
Josh

Anonymous said...

hey not so frummie
i hear what your saying. it is hard to go to a sukka
but do yu have to eat a sandwich?
whay cant you just eat some chicken or beef or something?
or some soda.
by the way...
Hawwwwnk!

Jacob Da Jew said...

Buncha haters.

Lance said...

Wait! So you eat your lunch at the park on succos?

come running said...

What exactly was in that sandwich, and did you have to murder that homeless man just so you could eat outside of a succa?

Miriam said...

Josh - isn't the Rema what most ashkenazi go by? just saying. (unless you found it in the kitzer shulchan Aruch- that pretty Ashkenazi, i think)

Any way I would not be surprised if there was a way around it.

Hey how about a portable succah? like an umbrella?

residency year sucks said...

Maybe it wasn't the fact that it was outside the succah but more so that you were eating a ham sandwich. Anyway I have heard the 18 minute rule, that if a succah is outside of an 18 minute radius you are not required to hike to a succah.
PS shmendrik your screen name fits you perfectly, what an idiot.

Miriam said...

Hey! that's interesting, Residency!

Can you tell me where I can read this halachah?

thanks

notsofrummie said...

What you mean, i had my rabbi bless my ham sandwich. haha.

and to all the girls against this view - im sure your views will change when you are required to eat in a succah.

And no animals or people were hurt or killed during my eating outside a succah ordeal.

fashionista cat in a zero gravity shoe-store said...

NSF, I've got a pig-shaped baking-mould; you could have had a marble-pig for dessert ;)

Anonymous said...

all you people are horrible. FYI, ham is not kosher. if you value your lives, go do teshuvah.

joshwaxman said...

miriam:
just to clarify, I did not mean Shulchan Aruch as Rav Yosef Karo (a Sefardi) specifically, but in the more general sense as to the sefer as a whole which contains both Rav Yosef Karo, the glosses of Rama, as well as a slew of supercommentaries on the page (e.g. Shach, Taz).

residency year sucks said...

Miriam I tried to search for that halacha to no avail online, maybe it is written in a book somewhere which I don't have access to. Anyway it is called Torah Baal Peh for a reason, so you will have to trust me then:).

flatbush gal said...

ur probably allowed to, find out.. or not whatever

Anonymous said...

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how is it going? real good?
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hey, whay arent you posting any new blogs you brain dead fruit? its not like you have to think of stuff. its not like you review what you write.
(one ill turn deserves another)

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