Taking apart on Chol Hamoed

May one take apart his Sukkah during Chol Hamoed?

This matter is disputed in Poskim. Some Poskim[1] rule it is forbidden to take apart a Sukkah during Chol Hamoed even if one desires to erect it in a different area as by doing so one is nullifying its holiness. Other Poskim[2] rule it is permitted if one plans to rebuild the Sukkah in another area.


What is one to do regarding a portable fold up Sukkah?[3]

It is best to erect the Sukkah on Chol Hamoed and it is then permitted to undo the Sukkah according to ones needs.

[1] Shoel Umeishiv  3/28

[2] Pischeiy Teshuvah 116; Ikarei Daas 2/68; Piskeiy Teshuvos 638/3; However see Kaf Hachaim 636/9 that states the Ikarei Hadaas forbids it.

[3] Piskeiy Teshuvos 638 footnote 9

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