Question:

Shaila. Are we allowed to use plastic azikonim to keep schach from flying in wind? it us held up by wood already. Maybe mekabel tumaa? Does it matter if they’re not holding them up

Answer:

It depends on the situation. If the azikoniim are being used merely to ho9ld the schach down as a “just in case” of an unusually strong wind then it is fine, because the schach can really stay where it is without the azikonim, and they aren’t a maamad. However if the reason is because the schach will not last even with the regular winds, then it would be a maamad and they should not be used.

Sources:

Horav  M. Bransdorfer zt”l and other poskim.

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