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Does a building owned by a non-Jew need a mezuzah if Jews are employed there?

by Rabbi Naftali Silberberg


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A building which belongs to a non-Jew does not require Mezuzahs.

The door to your office, however, should have a Mezuzah1 if the office is exclusively yours, and not shared with a non-Jew.2

No blessing is recited when affixing a mezuzah on the door of a business.


  • 1. Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 11:14
  • 2. Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 11:19


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A rolled up scroll containing certain verses from the Torah which is affixed to the right-hand doorpost of doorways in a Jewish home.
Plural form of Mezuzah. Rolled up scrolls containing certain verses from the Torah which are affixed to the right-hand doorposts of doorways in Jewish homes.