944. Erev Succos

134:14 One may not carve the verse “in succos you shall dwell…” (Leviticus 23:42) or any other Biblical verse on a pumpkin or a similar item to decorate the succah because it will later come to be treated disgracefully. Also, it is prohibited to write Torah verses unnecessarily.

134:15 One may not eat bread after midday on the day before Succos so that he will eat with appetite in the succah. One should give extra charity on the day before Succos.