Mishnah: Sukkah Chapter 1
Read, translate, and explain the Mishnah's rules on building a Sukkah.
The first chapter of Sukkah is one of the most often studied chapters in school for a good reason: it's super practical. This chapter contains all the rules for building a kosher Sukkah.
Join Jeffrey as he reads, translates, and explains this chapter of Mishnah. When finished, you'll have the skills to read, translate, and explain this chapter.
Beginner/Intermediate. This course is ideal for a person who knows the basics of reading Hebrew but is new to the study of Mishnah or needs help with basic reading, translating, and comprehending. You can read how we define skill levels here.
Photo by Simon Mannweiler, Sukkah in Tel Aviv
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I translated In You I Trust: Verses, Teachings, and Prayers of Jewish Tradition to Comfort and Inspire and organized Girsah Deyankutah on: Tractate Shabbat, Mishnah, available as a free download.
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Preview1:1 How and when to build a Sukkah (8:03)
Start1:2 A covered Sukkah (4:11)
Preview1:3 Protecting the Sukkah (4:45)
Start1:4 The Sukkah cover (5:23)
Start1:5 Using bundles (3:00)
Start1:6 Using planks (3:56)
Preview1:7 Converting a room into a Sukkah (4:49)
Start1:8 Unusual coverings (3:56)
Start1:9 The distance of the walls to the ground or covering (4:26)
Start1:10 This distance from the walls (4:49)
Start1:11 No roof? Using mats? (7:16)