This is one of the most common questions that we receive. Here are some basic outlines. As always, if you have questions you can email us or contact your local Rabbi.
Besides your front door, most other doors in your house should have a Mezuzah.
The basic rule is most rooms in your house need a Mezuzah.
All of the following usually need a Mezuzah
- The back door
- Dining room
- Family room
- Balconies and patios
Walk in closets (if they have 36 sq feet).
Garage. (Usually needs 2 or 3 Mezuzahs. One on the car port door, one on the door that enters the house and one on the door that enters from the side.)
French doors into a living room or dining room each require a Mezuzah even if there are several of them in a row.
Sliding glass door .
The following rooms do not need a Mezuzah:
A room which is smaller than 36 square feet.
A room which is completely open and doesn't have a door, or if the door isn't shaped in a way to need a mezuzah.
A room which is used exclusively for a purpose which is not appropriate for a Mezuzah, such as a dressing room.
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