The cheapest mitzvah on the market
In m. Avoda Zara 3a, The Almighty declares "מצוה קלה יש לי", which roughly translated means "I got an easy mitzvah for ya" and He was referring to the mitzvah of Succah.
Now the Talmudists, in their interpretation of the Almighty's statement explain as follows: "It's an easy mitzvah, cuz it costs very little".
Yeah, you heard right.
Now here are a few possible explanations:
a) The Talmudists lived in a very different zeitgeist than we do...
b) The Jew Tax for kosher food and religious ritual items was at an all time low (72%) in their time... they bought Kosher lePesach Coke for $0.99 / 2 liter bottle.
c) The rain forests weren't depleted yet and so wood panels cost less...
d) Talmudists are also humorists.
What's your take on this? What do you think they meant? Or G-d meant, for that matter...