Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Halocho #883 - Are your Mezuzot Kosher?

Some people have the custom to get their Tefillin and Mezuzot checked yearly during the month of Elul.

At the very least one should check one's Mezuzot twice every 7 years.

Tefillin that are used daily do not need to be checked unless they get wet. However, one should check them every few years since they do wear out eventually.

Tefillin that are only used occasionally should be checked twice every 7 years.

Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 128:3, 11:25, 10:26

Ktiva Vechatima Tova

- Danny
Wednesday, 8 Elul 5771

1 comment:

  1. 1. See for more details.

    2: This from Rav Micha Berger:
    RSZA was not masqim. He held that given today's tech, we make ink that is mixed so well out of ingredients ground so fine, and write on kelaf so well prepared, and then stored in houses with far less temperature change, that rolling and unrolling mezuzos are our biggest cause of pesulim.

    When we learned this with R' Mordechai Willig, back in the 1980s, he thought it was mistaber, but with some provisos:
    - perhaps only indoor mezuzos, as outdoor ones are subject to rain and temperature changes
    - perhaps only after the mezuzah was checked once, as mezuzos that never had a letter or word are still an issue. (And if found, there is no chazaqah demei'iqara.)