More Discussions for this daf
1. Translations 2. Mavoy vs. Sukah 3. Walls of the Sukah
4. Shade 5. Iron walls 6. 7 Sons
7. Tashbetz 8. Rashi's Mention of Ananei Kavod 9. Isur d'Oraisa?
10. Source That Sukah Must Provide Shade 11. Shade Of Sukah Above 20 Amos 12. Torah sh'Ba'al Peh before Torah sh'Bichtav
13. Shitas Tosfos in Definition of Keva 14. What is it? 15. Sukah 4 X 4
16. mitzvah of sukah 17. Story of Queen Helene 18. Sukah with mirrors
19. A filled-in Sukah 20. Mavoy

Yaakov S. asks:

The Gemara at the end of 2a of sukkah says a sukah above 20 amos is pasul since one sites in the shade of the walls not the schah. If this is so, then if one built a sukkah on hill it is surely invalid.

Yaakov S., Brighton MA USA

The Kollel replies:

Sholom Rav

Your question looks similar to that of the Gemara, which asks whether someone living in a valley will be Yotzei, seeing as he is sitting in a Sukkah whose shade is cast by hills.

And it answers that, ecology notwithstanding, we look at the Sukkah per se. Consequently, as long as the shade of the Sukkah is cast by the S'chach and not by the walls of the Sukkah, it is Kasher.

Be'Virchas Kol Tuv,

Eliezer Chrysler.