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The first Mishnah in Succah discusses the height of Schach but not the measures. Subsequently, the Mishnah does not deal with it at all (Mishna 2.7 discusses the placement of the table independently of the size of the Succah)

Why does the Mishnah omit such a fundamental Halacha?

N.b. the Halacha is finally derived by the Gemmorah, but the question is why not by the Mishnah?

  • Is there really any minimum length or width other than being able to "dwell" in it? I recall years ago, a few people built a "Superman booth" succah. Barely fit one person. – DanF Sep 11 at 13:49
  • @DanF Definitely as there are numerous arguments whether it should be 4*4 Amah like a minimum apartment or under 10 Tfachim is called Dira Srucha. – Al Berko Sep 11 at 14:43
  • ??? 4*4 and 10? Minimum is 7*7. – Danny Schoemann Sep 12 at 8:57
  • @Danny according to some Rishonim. Maybe if people nowadays have bigger heads on average then the application of Rosho veRubbo changes to 8x8. – Double AA Sep 12 at 11:26

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