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Why are mezuzahs not attched to bathroom doorways?

by Rabbi Moshe Miller

  

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Maimonides gives ten conditions which, if fulfilled, obligate the doorway of a room to have a Mezuzah. One of them is that the room serves as a respectable living area, which excludes a bathroom. ("How would you like to spend some time in my newly remodeled bathroom ' it has gold plated fixtures"!)

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Maimonides
Moses son of Maimon, born in Spain in 1135, died in Egypt in 1204. Noted philosopher and authority on Jewish law. Also was an accomplished physician and was the personal doctor for members of the Egyptian royalty. Interred in Tiberius, Israel.
Mezuzah
A rolled up scroll containing certain verses from the Torah which is affixed to the right-hand doorpost of doorways in a Jewish home.