Mezuzah Questions

Multiple Doors

Welcome to the Maven's haven. Thank you for knocking on our door. Kiss the Mezuzah and step right in.Multiple Doors A: The mezuzah should be placed on the right of one going into the side room. Since none of the rooms are deemed to be internal to the other, one then...

Gardener’s Gate

Welcome to the Maven's haven. Thank you for knocking on our door. Kiss the Mezuzah and step right in.Gardener's Gate A: The mezuzah should go on the right door going from the garden as your son suggested. Even though the garden gate is rarely used, it represents...

Door Blocked by Furniture

Welcome to the Maven's haven. Thank you for knocking on our door. Kiss the Mezuzah and step right in.Door blocked by Furniture A: In your case, since you decided to put the door out of use permanently as you moved in, it is exempt.[1] If the door was only being...

The Chain Gang

Welcome to the Maven's haven. Thank you for knocking on our door. Kiss the Mezuzah and step right in. The Chain Gang   A: “Chai” chains, “Star of David” chains, and even “Hamsa” vampire-protection chains. We are all familiar with the various physical symbols people...

Can A Man Ask His Wife to Affix A Mezuzah?

Welcome to the Maven's haven. Thank you for knocking on our door. Kiss the Mezuzah and step right in. Can A Man Ask His Wife to Affix A Mezuzah?   A: Ordinarily, a married woman should defer to her husband to affix the mezuzot.  But if this will cause an unnecessary...

The Right Scribe

Welcome to the Maven's haven. Thank you for knocking on our door. Kiss the Mezuzah and step right in.The Right Scribe A: The most important part of a mezuzah is invisible. The thoughts and intentions of the sofer breathe soul into the letters, transforming a piece of...

Payment for Mezuzot

Welcome to the Maven's haven. Thank you for knocking on our door. Kiss the Mezuzah and step right in. Payment for Mezuzot   A: Generally, a buyer can assume that he is purchasing everything connected to the house except for items explicitly reserved by the...

Returning Mezuzot to their Prior Locations

Welcome to the Maven's haven. Thank you for knocking on our door. Kiss the Mezuzah and step right in. Returning Mezuzot to their Prior Locations A: One honors a mitzvah by taking care not to downgrade its status. Therefore, if a mezuzah is proudly fulfilling its...

Replacing Expensive Scrolls with Standard Scrolls

Welcome to the Maven's haven. Thank you for knocking on our door. Kiss the Mezuzah and step right in. Replacing Expensive Scrolls with Standard Scrolls A: You can arrange with the new resident that he should affix his new mezuzot immediately as you take yours...