Mezuzah Blog — college

Aaron Shaffier

Does a Dorm Room Need a Mezuzah?

Question:I currently live in a dorm at college, do I need to affix a Mezuzah on the door to my dorm room? I'm worried they will make a hassle about leaving a mark on the door frame. Answer:Hi Daniel,A dorm student is not technically obligated to put up a mezuzah because the dorm is not his or her permanent place of residence. This is different than a tenant paying rent who must put up a Mezuzah because they are living on the property as if they are owners of sorts. Dormers, on the other hand, have use of their rooms much like...

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