HOW CAN THE GEMARAH ASK ABOUT AVEL AND SUKKAH HOW CAN YOU BE AN AVEL DURING SUCCOS IT IS EITHER KNOCKED OFF OR IT DOESNT START TILL AFTER PLEASE E MAIL ME BECAUSE I DONT ALWAYS HAVE TIME TO GO THRU ALL THANKS
I don't understand the whole discussion about an ovel on Sukkot. The way I remember it there is no avaylus on Yom Tov or Chol Hamoed. There's no shiva at all. Psychologically the person who lost a close relative probably mourns in his heart. I don't see how anyone can legislate otherwise. Yet there is no official aveylus during Yom Tov or chol hamoed.
The type of Avel to which the Gemara is referring is not necessarily a person who Halachicly qualifies as an Avel. Rather, he is someone who is entrenched in the emotional sorrow of losing a relative. A person is required to be in a state of happiness in the Sukah, and the Gemara tells us that even such a person who is in a state of mourning is required to sit in the Sukah.
Sitting in the Sukah is not a "Davar sh'b'Tzin'a," but rather a "Davar sh'b'Parhesiya" (as the Gemara itself implies a few lines later, regarding a Chasan, see Rashi DH Tza'ar Chasan).