1. The Gemmorah learns the obligation of Succah from the Clouds of Glory that surrounded the Jewish people on Exodus (and later).

  2. It also learns (at least one opinion) that the Schach must resemble a Cloud that "stems from the soil and is not impure" (Succah 11b).

  3. IIRC there were a total of 7 clouds - one in every direction and one in front of the camp.

Bearing that resemblance, I'd expect the whole Succah to be made of Schach including the floor, likening the Clouds of Glory. Considering the minimal size of 80x80x80cm that would not be so difficult. As we all know that's not a requirement.

Why not?

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    sefaria.org/Arukh_HaShulchan%2C_Orach_Chaim.630.1?lang=he ובהגהות אשרי (פרק ראשון סימן כד) נמצא בלשון זה: ולפי הירושלמי צריך ליזהר שלא לעשות דפנות מדבר המקבל טומאה, או שאין גידולו מן הארץ – Joel K Sep 10 at 13:20
  • Also Sukkah 7b דכתיב וסכות על הארון את הפרוכת פרוכת מחיצה וקא קרייה רחמנא סככה אלמא מחיצה כסכך בעינן Apparently we don't all know what you know. – Double AA Sep 10 at 13:27
  • @DoubleAA Correct. That's the opinion of R. Yoshiya (regarding חמתה מחמת דפנות). Aruch Hashulchan suggests that the Yerushalmi (according to this girsa) is following him. – Joel K Sep 10 at 13:30
  • @JoelK Thank you, it's good to know that the great minds think alike. Sorry, who's אשרי? And does he connect it to the Clouds? – Al Berko Sep 10 at 14:58

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