Mezuzah Blog — affixing a mezuzah

Aaron Shaffier

What Blessing is Said on the Mezuzah?

Get your Mezuzah Ready Just before you affix the Mezuzah you say the traditional Mezuzah blessing. You can say it in Hebrew or translated to any language you understand. First get the Mezuzah in position with your nails ready or the double sided tape peeled. Make sure you know how high and on what side of the door you want to affix the Mezuzah. When you are all ready, say the Mezuzah Blessing and then immediately, without talking, affix the Mezuzah. The Mezuzah Blessing Here is the Mezuzah Blessing in Hebrew, transliterated to English and in English: Baruch Ata Adonai...

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Aaron Shaffier

What is a Mezuzah Doing on an African Hospital?

This one is definitely part of our 'Mezuzahs in Unusual Places" series. The new state-of-the-art La Paz Medical Center has just been inaugurated in Equatorial Guinea by placing a Mezuzah on the front door. You may be wondering what a hospital in the poverty ridden former Spanish colony is doing with a Mezuzah on the front door. The hospital in the port city of Bata has been opened with a lot of help from and Israeli businesswoman named Yardena Ovadia. She has close ties to President Teodoro Obiang. In addition the hospital has many Israeli staff members. Because of this...

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Which Rooms Need a Mezuzah?

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 Bedrooms Kitchen Dining room Family room Balconies and patios These are some rooms which need a Mezuzah which you may not have thought of: Walk in closets (if they have 36 sq feet). Garage....

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