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Generally we are not allowed to put a tent taller than 10 tefachim inside of a succah. But can one use mosquito netting inside of a succah that would allow in light but not dangerous insects?

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Mishna B'rura 629:58 says not to use a canopy hung for utility, even if it's near the s'chach, but notes that it's better to do so than to eat in the house (but then don't say a b'racha on the mitzva of eating in the suka). However, he's talking about one that blocks the light, whereas you're asking about one that doesn't, which is why I'm not posting this as an answer. – msh210 Feb 16 '14 at 17:22
yeshiva.co/ask/?id=3056 – Double AA Feb 17 '14 at 7:42

(As with any practical halachic question, please consult with your own rabbi.)

I. See אור יצחק by יצחק עבאדי here :


He allows such a netting.

II. A slightly different question is found here:


The question is dealing with an open area surrounded by buildings, the top of which is covered by bird-netting. The author is lenient, but it should be noted that he's dealing with a case where there's no other place to build the סוכה.

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I will try to add some of details of this rather long תשובה some time later. – Ephraim Feb 17 '14 at 7:30

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