Sunday, June 6, 2010

Halocho #583 - Which side does the Mezuzah go on?

The 2 chapters written in a Mezuzah are the first two chapters of the Kriat Shma.

When entering a house or a room, the Mezuzah needs to be affixed on the right-hand doorpost. (On the way out you'll find it on the left-hand side.)

When there's a door between 2 homes, then the door-hinges are the deciding factor. The room with the hinges - the room where the door opens into - is the "inside", and the Mezuzah is put on the right-hand side when entering into that room.

The same would apply to any two inter-leading rooms that are equidistant from the front door.

A Mezuzah that is on the wrong doorpost needs to be taken down and affixed - with a Bracha - to the right side.

Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 11:3-4

- Danny
Sunday, 24 Sivan 5770

Please daven for a complete recovery for
Chagai Yitzchak ben Pnina - חגי יצחק בן פנינה

No comments:

Post a Comment