This Sukkot, we had a rather interesting setup with one of our decorations. We have a chain made out of foam links. We've been building it up for years - it's got over 850 links by now. It's so big that we decided to do something that isn't standardly done - we stretched it out so that it left the Sukkah, weaved around for a while over the front door, and then came back and zigzagged around the Sukkah. While it was over by the door, you could not see the Sukkah if you were standing by the chain.

Is it allowed to touch the Sukkah decoration that is hanging in the Sukkah if it is also outside the Sukkah over Chol HaMoed (since I'm assuming it's muktzah over Chag itself)?

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    By touch do you mean move? You are allowed to touch muktzah if you don't move it. – robev Oct 21 '17 at 23:59
  • @robev - I've always learned that you shouldn't touch it, in order to prevent you from moving it, but I suppose that yes, I mean moving it. – Mithical Oct 22 '17 at 9:03
  • Can you move a Sukkah decoration that’s inside the Sukkah? – DonielF Oct 22 '17 at 17:19
  • @DonielF - no, my tradition is not to. – Mithical Oct 22 '17 at 17:58
  • @Mithrandir On Yom Tov and Shabbos at least you happen to be correct that that’s the Halacha. Take a look at OC 638:2 - that’s where that Halacha is brought down, as well as that you can make conditions on your decorations that they won’t be muktzeh. Maybe some commentary there mentions something? I can’t imagine that it would be any worse. You may want to cite the above SA/Rema in the OP. – DonielF Oct 22 '17 at 19:56

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