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Sukkah 10: Sukkah Decorations

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What can’t go over the schach: for example, additional shading, such as a tarp or a canopy. Any such thing that can be rendered impure cannot be kosher for schach. But if you are intentionally beautifying the sukkah with decorations, that should be fine. The discussion of roofing that can be rendered impure does get some attention here, but as a given. Also, an exilarch (resh galuta) story, with a sukkah and schach that was hanging down. And it was treated as not problematic davka. Plus, the case of a bed with netting over it. And the case of sleeping under one’s bed in a sukkah.

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Anne Gordon is the deputy editor of Ops & Blogs at The Times of Israel. She is a veteran educator, having taught in high school and post-high school institutions in Israel and America for several decades. Yardaena Osband is a pediatrician and teaches in her community and online. They both hail from Boston, proud alumna of Maimonides School, where they first learned Gemara. Talking Talmud is their conversation (via podcast) on the daf yomi. They say: "Learning the daf? We have something for you to think about. Not learning the daf? We have something for you to think about! (Along with a taste of the daf...) Join the conversation with us!"
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