Mezuza checking (Halacha a day)

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The Torah commands us to put a Mezuza on all our doorposts except for washrooms.

The Mezuza needs to be affixed to the top third of the doorpost – but not in the top 1 Tefach (~9 cm; 3.5″).

Every Mezuza needs to be checked twice in seven years. A Mezuza on public buildings only needs to be checked twice in 50 years.

Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 11:5,17,25

Note: Some have the custom of checking their Mezuzot during Adar-I; this is slightly more frequent than twice in seven years, but it’s easy to remember.

Danny Schoemann

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