Today in chat Isaac said, in the midst of a discussion about "how-to" questions:

I think that in a future year, we should consider publishing a pamphlet and/or online summary of our Sukkot HowTos (both Sukka and Arba Minim). We've got a lot of great stuff in this category.
... This might even be something that would be good to consider updating every year, to take advantage of the latest technology.

Since I made this post, we have broadened the scope of the project to all Sukkot questions. I think it stands to reason that we also include Sh'mini Atzeret.

That's a great idea that we should come back to later -- but, since we're about to enter Sukkot this year and there've been lots of relevant questions recently, I thought I'd start a question-collecting post now. While you're browsing the site (or asking or answering these questions), please edit the answers to this question to add links to Sukkot questions that seem worthy of broader publication. That way, when we come back to this in some future year, we'll already have a head start.

There are two community-wiki answers, one to collect how-to questions and one to collect everything else. (The how-tos already had a head start and have some sorting, so it seems easier to not try to add the others to that post.)

  • We coming back to this?
    – DonielF
    Commented May 8, 2017 at 21:14
  • @DonielF it seems to be in the middle of the pack on the publication suggestions page, though it's been a while since we've looked at projects. I've just bumped the post with an edit; feel free to discuss more there. As we saw last year, even a suggestion that isn't at the top of the list can be done if somebody decides to champion it. Are you interested in organizing a Sukkot book? Commented May 8, 2017 at 21:21
  • Now would be the time to get started on it. I don't know that I can work on the actual publishing, but if all it entails is collecting questions, sure.
    – DonielF
    Commented May 8, 2017 at 22:00
  • @DonielF each project so far has had a project plan (example), which requires someone to drive it. The main steps are: collect questions, edit for publication, review, and assemble into a document and publish. The first three of these are community efforts; the last doesn't have to be the organizer (you in this case) but we need to find someone. The organizer's job is to keep track of everything, help move things along, and (usually) personally participate in the community tasks. Many of the "regulars" hang out in Mi Yodeya Chat; talk there? Commented May 8, 2017 at 22:18

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Questions about the Torah readings

List of readings from http://www.jewfaq.org/readings.htm.

Maftirs and Chol Hamoed: Num 29:12 - 30:1

First Day(s): Lev 22:26-23:44
Haftarot: Zech 14:1-21 , I Kings 8:2-21

Why are the commandments for the holiday of Succot interrupted by commandments regarding sacrifices in general?
Why were there only two tablets in the ark? with some work

Intermediate Shabbat: Ex 33:12-34:26
Haftara: Ezek 38:18-39:16

Why is the torah reading for minor fast days different by just one verse from when that reading occurs in the regular cycle? if we can get an answer

Shemini Atzeret I in Diaspora: Deut 14:22-16:17
Haftara: I Kings 8:54-9:1

Source for Maaser Money maybe

Simchat Torah: Deut 33:1-34:12 , Gen 1:1-2:3
Haftara: Josh 1:1-18 (alt: Josh 1:1-9)

"And it was evening, and it was morning, *one* day"?
Let there be light! But from where?
Why is there no "Vayehi Erev..." for the seventh day? maybe with some work
Plants before the Sun in the Order of Creation

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    As rich as Genesis 1 is, I'm not sure having 4 or even 3 questions from it is really the appropriate number for this project. We should be focusing more on Sukkot stuff IMO.
    – Double AA Mod
    Commented May 10, 2017 at 13:56
  • @DoubleAA Perhaps it would be nice to have a Simchat Torah section including one Q from Vezot and one from Bereishit.
    – Isaac Moses Mod
    Commented May 10, 2017 at 13:59

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