If it rains, does one sleep in the Sukkah? (Halacha a day)

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Since the Mitzvah of Sukkah is to move out of the house and into the Sukkah for the duration of  Sukkot, one should really sleep in the Sukkah.

People who are meticulous about their Mitzvah observance will not even take a nap outside the Sukkah. Their entire family moves into the Sukkah; husband, wife and children.

There are numerous reasons why not to sleep in a Sukkah. However, if the Sukkah is not fit for sleeping (e.g. it’s too dangerous) then the Sukkah is not Kosher even for eating in.

The slightest precipitation renders the Sukkah unfit for sleeping and one should then sleep indoors. Once one lies down inside one is exempt from returning to the Sukkah the entire night, even if the Sukkah subsequently dries.

Women are exempt from the Mitzvah of Sukkah, as it’s a time-bound Mitzvah.

Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 135:8, 9, 10

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