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Author:  A different Ben
E-mail:  not available
Date:  9/21/2004 2:34:00 PM
Subject:  2 sukkah questions
Message:  Hi,
I have two sukkah questions. I want to build a sukkah that stands next to my house and relies on one of the house's walls. Is any gap permitted between my house wall and the adjacent perpendicular sukkah wall? In other words does the sukkah have to connect directly to the house or can it stand back several inches. If so how much?

Question two--I see there are two kinds of bamboo mat schach being sold. One is woven together with monofilament and says it is approved by Star K. I saw another kind that says it is held together with some kind of cotton thread but shows no certification. Is a bamboo mat held together with cotton thread permissable (it is a little less expensive).

Reply:  1) Less than 8 inches is always OK. If you have three walls attached, you're OK too

2) Both kinds are OK

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