We had to remove our doors while we were remodeling and painting, but we left the mezuzot on the doorposts. When we put back the doors again, must we take off the mezuzot and reattach them?


Since the mezuzot were affixed when there was a door, and they have not been moved from the doorframe, you are not required to remove and reattach them.[1]

[1] Agur Bohalecha 16:28:67. He adds that this seems to be the custom. Sha’arei HaMezuzah (11:44) states that this is the majority position. Cf. Pitchei Teshuvah 286:13 and sources cited in Sha’arei HaMezuzah 11:43:96.

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