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Mezuzah: Sanctifying Your Home

The mezuzah and the laws concerning the small scroll of protection that adorns every door of our homes.
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Liz Vancouver January 11, 2018

Mezuzah Is it true that every room in your home requires a Mezuzah with the exception of the bathroom? Reply Staff February 1, 2018
in response to Liz:

Yes, that is correct. You can start by putting one on the front door and your bedroom and then build from there. You can also contact your local rabbi for assistance via Reply

Anonymous New York December 23, 2013

Re: Clarice If there is no room within the doorframe for the Mezuzah to be placed outside of the door then it may be placed within the (right) doorframe on the inside of the door. Reply

Clarice White Roswell, New Mexico December 21, 2013

The Mezuzah What if you have a metal doorway, and cannot access the door post on the outside of the house? would you position the Mezuzah on the inside of that metal door, on the doorpost? Reply

Ms. Channah Ussery September 1, 2011

Hinges Am I missing something? What if the hinges are on the left side of the door entrance like they are on my apt. door? I haven't put up a Mezuzah because I can't afford one!...ever.. Reply

Menachem Posner for December 25, 2008

RE: Mezuzah - location, etc. According to Ashkenazi tradition, the Mezuzah is placed on an angle with the top part facing inward. This is because there is a disagreement whether it is to be affixed upright or on its side. As a compromise, it is placed on a slant. The Sepharadic custom is, however, to position it upright. Reply

Luis Ignacio Velez Medellin, Colombia December 22, 2008

Mezuzah - location, etc. Hello,

I saw and listen to the Rabbi's comments on the proper location for the "MEZUZAH" - What is missing however, is a comment on the angle, the correct angle of the "MEZUZAH", and why it would be done in such way.

Thank you,

Respectfully, Reply

Anonymous worcester, ma July 8, 2008

mezuzah "the deed" is amazing very wel put together and very informative keep up the amazing work! Reply

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