Sunday, October 16, 2016

Erev sukkos, a busy day for men

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Talk about Erev Pesach the pressure of getting ready for the Seder, making sure there is no chometz, turning over the kitchen, cooking the zeroa, making charoses etc. Men usually have easy chores when it comes to Erev Pesach its the Nashim tzidkaniyos that are the ones knocked out when we sit by the seder.
Its on Erev Sukkos that the men get to feel a bit what it is for the women on Erev Pesach. Talk about the stress of getting the sukkah up, making sure its sturdy, adding 2 new panels, last minute runs to the local hardware store- a screw and bolt here, a light fixture, oops need to run back for an adapter since its 3 prongs, Setting the shabbos clock, putting up the decorations. Then its back to the store for another 6x4 mat for the schach and a fold-able cot for the son in law who sleeps in the sukkah.
Then comes the Daled minim, checking the esrog one more time, placing it in the polished Esrog holder (Ladies job ) running out to get Aravos, a chinuch set, and of course putting it all together keeping it moist and ready to use. Oh, forgot the Lulav rings.. How do you make them? Click HERE for this short video clip on how to make the lulav rings.
 Finally on the way to shul a voice yells.. you forget to open the shlock!!

3 comments:

  1. Get the succah done two weeks ago. Shoitah men!

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    1. You are only the 1% the other 99 are procrastinators

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  2. As the old saying goes if it was men who were cleaning for Pesach and women who were building the sukkos they would both start the day before bedikas chometz

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