Electric Wires above Gate

Electric Wires above Gate


Our house, like many in South Africa, is surrounded by electric wires stretching across the top of a high wall. These wires also run across the front gate of our property. This gate has no lintel above it, but I was thinking that perhaps the electric wires that run across it could be looked at as a lintel. Does the gate need a mezuzah?


This gate would not require a mezuzah. Because these wires are only there for extra security, they are not considered structural elements and are not deemed to be a lintel.[1]

[1] Oral rulings of R. Moshe Heinemann & R. Yosef Salzer.

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