Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Scary Sukka (Don't Try this at Home!)

The following sukka was erected yesterday in Jerusalem -- actual photos below. (source)

Excuse me?

Who are they kidding?

This looks like suicide to me -- its far from being is the safest sukka out there.

Did they discus this adventure with a structural engineer?

Actually, they probably discussed this with the same elevator technicians and engineers responsible for informing R' Elyashiv that Shabbat Elevators are forbidden.

I'm sure they'll have kavana when saying "סוכת דוד הנופלת"







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16 comments:

Menachem Lipkin said...

Definitely a Darwin Award candidate.

Olah Chadasha said...

Is that even within the kosher parameters?

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Kosher doesn't always equal smart. For example, there are plenty of household products with an OU on them (like bleach) that are kosher...yet fatal.

ProfK said...

I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't Jews expressly forbidden to create situations that are 100% sure to result in sakonos nefoshos? Let's ask the elevator rabbanim if this man has to bentsch gomel after every sukkah use.

Anonymous said...

HAOSEK B MITZVAH, PUTER

Anonymous said...

But ProfK.,

surely it's a beautiful thing that the sukka will encourage them to praise Hashem even more if they have to bench gomel after using the sukka!

Yellow Boy

Word verification "curse" !

Commenter Abbi said...

There is a somewhat similar sukkah on R' Hapalmach in Katamon, also kind of a suspended extension of the merpeset (because the merpeset is covered by the one above, I think).

There's also one on Kovshei Katamon where the people built a metal platform extending their merpeset, but at least they're on the ground floor.

I think there is some kind of sukkah platform business in J-m but I'd want to know their engineering credentials before using their services!

Most normal people just build in the parking lot or on the street and throw down an extension cord. Not as convenient, but a lot healthier, I think.

Isaac said...

That might very well be structurally sound. It looks like the frame might be steel, and it doesn't project out over the air very far.

Shmilda said...

Someone is trying to disprove שלוחי מצוה אינן ניזקין

yitz.. said...

you people clearly are not familiar with a number of far more scary sukkoth in the Talbieh neighborhood of Jerusalem.. i used to rent an apartment w/ a sukkah like that (albeit much larger) that we were afraid to build (though my flatmates informed me that a few years later they did build and host meals in it.. it could easily fit ~8 people + table chairs and plenty of food)

will try to post pictures when i get a chance.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

I wonder if the sukka owners will try to see how many people they can squish into the sukka...

josh said...

Why do you assume it is not stable and cannot handled 100+kg?

Without any specifics, I would just be in awe without criticising. I would expect some bloggers with intentions to get journlist accreditation to verify facts before accusing a Jew of an avera of pikuach nefesh.

real said...

If the guy would have built it on the next mirpeset - he could have had an air conditioning unit in it too !! (doubling up as a seat/table)

realRightWinger said...

If the guy would have built it on the next mirpeset - he could have had an air conditioning unit in it too !! (doubling up as a seat/table)

The back of the hill said...

No no no no no no no!

It is far too structurally sound to be a sukkah. Al pi halacha, it is a closet.

Clearly the apartment occupant needs more space.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Without any specifics, I would just be in awe without criticising. I would expect some bloggers with intentions to get journlist accreditation to verify facts before accusing a Jew of an avera of pikuach nefesh.

Josh - thats pretty funny, considering that journalistic standards in Israel.

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