MEZUZAH COVERS
Mezuzah in Sealed Case

Mezuzah in Sealed Case

Some authorities assert that a mezuzah in a sealed glass case that does not come in contact with the wall and is not exposed to the elements does not need checking.[1] However, the Shulchan Aruch and the later authorities do not mention any exceptions to the halachic...

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If Mezuzah Cases are Included in the Sale of a House

If Mezuzah Cases are Included in the Sale of a House

You may take your cases with you and replace them with inexpensive plastic ones.[1] However, it is best to stipulate with the buyer before the sale that you will be taking your covers with you, as he may have a potential claim that his purchase includes the home and...

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Respect Due to Used Covers and Wrappings

Respect Due to Used Covers and Wrappings

As with every mitzvah, one should always seek to beautify the mezuzah according to his means. The Torah teaches us: “This is my God and I will glorify Him.” Therefore, you are entitled to remove a perfectly serviceable cover to replace it with a cover of one’s...

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“Iron Dome” Mezuzah Covers

“Iron Dome” Mezuzah Covers

Your question is fascinating, and it resonates with our very real obligation to express our gratitude to Hashem for the miraculous survival of Israel and to show our solidarity with our people in their distress. Interestingly, there is a tradition that the Baal Shem...

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Scroll Encased in a Glass Tube

Scroll Encased in a Glass Tube

Yes. Since the tube is firmly affixed within a handbreadth of the door, the air and the wooden base do not constitute an interruption between the scroll and the door.[1] [1] Agur B’ohalecha, citing Da’as Kedoshim Y.D. 289:4 and R. Shmuel Wosner in Kovetz Mi-Beit Levi...

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Opaque Cover for Bedroom Mezuzah

Opaque Cover for Bedroom Mezuzah

A bedroom is a living area that serves a variety of dignified functions. It therefore requires a mezuzah even though people sometimes expose themselves while getting dressed in the room or a young child’s dirty diapers are changed there.[1] However, the mezuzah should...

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Why do I need a mezuzah case, and which type is preferable?

Why do I need a mezuzah case, and which type is preferable?

Firstly, let me express my respect for the sensitivity you are showing toward your son’s chosen path.  I hope that the steps you are taking to accommodate him will be meaningful for you as well. Let me give you a little background to help you choose the right cover...

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