Shailah of the Week

What Foods Need to Be Eaten in a Sukkah?

OU Kosher October 9, 2019

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Shailah of the Week by Rabbi Zvi Nussbaum

Rabbinic Coordinator, Kosher Hotline Administrator for the Orthodox Union



Planning a trip this chol hamoed? It is important to know that men are obligated to eat all their meals in a sukkah all seven days of Sukkot. Young boys (already five or six) who can eat independently of their mothers are obligated as well.



It is only considered a meal if one will eat more than an egg’s volume of bread or Mezonot (e.g. cakes, pasta, and oatmeal) at the meal.


Even if a snack of Mezonot is more than the volume of an egg, it should be eaten in the Sukkah; however, one would not say the blessing, “Leisheiv b’sukkah.”