What makes a “megasukkah” kosher? These extra-large sukkahs, designed for large communal gatherings, have support structures as part of their roof that are made of materials not kosher for schach. Many of them have pieces of metal running across the middle of the top in order to hold up the bamboo mats (or other materials) that are not available to match the total dimensions of the sukkah.



  1. While it is true that some people are careful that anything holding up the schach is not a material that can transmit tumah – spiritual impurity (metals, for example) – the majority of authorities say that supporting beams of the schach can be made of metal, and that such Sukkahs are one hundred percent Kosher for use for the mitzvah.

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