Sunday, May 26, 2013

Halocho #1105 - 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, 17 Sivan 5773

Please daven for the complete recovery of a little boy diagnosed with lymphoma:
יוֹנָתָן-שִׂמְחָה בֶּן לֵאָה-רִבְקָה  

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