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Why are mezuzahs not attched to bathroom doorways?

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...

Is it permitted to affix a mezuzah at night?

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind?Vivi: Am I allowed to hang mezuzahs at night.Rabbi Shlomo Chein:...

Must a mezuzah be nailed or screwed into the doorpost?

Rabbi Jacobson: Welcome to askmoses. How can I be of help today?Robbie: Must a muzuzah be nailed or screwed into the doorpost?Rabbi Jacobson: anyway that...

What does the word "kosher" mean?

While typically, we associate the word "kosher" with food or drink, it can also describe a Torah scroll, Megillah, mezuzah, tefillin,...

Why do we kiss the Mezuzah when we walk in and out of a room?

Chana Weisberg: Welcome to Askmoses. How can I help you? Mezuzah: Why do we kiss a Mezuzah when we walk in and out of rooms? Chana Weisberg: it is a...

Should I take the mezuzahs from my old apartment to my new home?

When moving to a new residence, if the people who are moving into your old home are Jewish, then the mezuzahs must be left for them. If the new occupants...

Why is the mezuzah affixed at an angle?

There are those that maintain that the mezuzah must be upright, but there are those that say that it  should be lying flat. Ashkenazim affix the...

What's the proper way to dispose of holy objects?

“You shall utterly destroy all the places where the nations that you shall possess worshipped their gods… and obliterate their names from...

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

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...

Why must I have a scribe check my Mezuzah regularly?

For a mezuzah to be kosher, all the letters in the scroll must be complete. Due to humidity and other factors, letters can fade or crack, rendering...