Tuesday, September 8, 2015

One Who Used Non Kosher Scach on the Succah

One Who Used Non Kosher Scach on the Succah
Day: Tuesday
Date: September 8, 2015
Parshat: Netzavim
Yalkut Yosef: O"H 632

If one used as scach on the Succah something that is not valid for use as scach, such as glass or plastic, the Succah is not kosher if the piece is four or more tefachim (approximately twelve inches) wide. If it is less than four but more than three tefachim wide (approximately nine inches) the Succah is kosher but one should not eat or sleep under that area. If the invalid scach is less than three tefachim wide it is even permissible to eat and sleep under it. If the invalid scach is at the side, against the wall, it does not invalidate the Succah unless the area it covers is wider than four amot (approximately 6 feet). A gap in scach wider than three tefachim will also invalidate the Succah if it runs from one side of the Succah all the way to the other. If it doesn't run all the way down it poses no problems at all.

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