Category Archives: Putting up mezuzos

All of your mezuzos could be kosher, but if they aren’t put up correctly, you still won’t be fullfilling the mitzvah of mezuzah.

Putting Up Mezuzos Before Thirty Days

If you are renting a new apartment or house you have thirty days before you must put up mezuzos. You may put them up before the thirty days have passed and you may make a bracha before the thirty days. … Continue reading

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Either Two Possel Or Two Missing

One of my customers was told by a ‘Yid’ (his intent was somebody who sees more than the rest of us) that he either has two possel mezuzos or two missing mezuzos. Being that he has mostly new, high quality … Continue reading

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Does A Wearhouse Need a Mezuzah and Do We Make a Brachah?

According to some Rabonim a warehouse requires a mezuzah and a brachah is made. This would be true for a store as well and even for a shed (even one that you just keep bicycles and suckah panels and so … Continue reading

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Which Side of the Door Case 1

You walk through the front door, walk down a hall to a bedroom, enter thebedroom, go through the bedroom and enter the garage. The only way into the garage from the house is through the bedroom, or from the outside door … Continue reading

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What Is The Proper Location For a Mezuzah On A Wide Doorway?

 The halachah requires the mezuzah to go on the outer tefach (four and one half inches) of the doorway. There are two possible reasons why this is so. One is so that the entire house is protected. The other is … Continue reading

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Many People Have Told Me You Don’t Need To Check Indoor Mezuzos These Days

I have heard many times that since the temperture is consistent in the modern houses that we live in, that it is not necessary to check mezuzos twice every seven years. I asked Reb Avraham Tzvi Wosner if there is … Continue reading

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Where do I put the mezuzah on a tall doorway?

The halacha is to place the mezuzah at the begining of the top third of the doorway. As long as it is at least one tefach (handbreadth, about four and one half inches) from the top of the doorway it … Continue reading

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Upside Down Mezuzos

Today I did a Mezuzah HouseCall and found seven upside down mezuzos! An upside down mezuzah doesn’t fulfill the mitzvah. I often see a single upside down mezuzah, but seven? How could this happen? The homeowner told me that he … Continue reading

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Tilt the mezuzah towards the room you are going into.

Yesterday, while on a house call, I saw a mezuzah going out to the back yard. It was on the right side going out, which is correct according to some opinions (I always put on the right side going in–more … Continue reading

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