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Aaron Shaffier

How High Should the Mezuzah be?

I often find that people are confused about the proper height for the Mezuzah to be placed on the door.  Many people like to put the Mezuzah up very high on the door near the top.  Some others will put the Mezuzah very low on the entrance to child’s room in order that the child will be able to reach the Mezuzah to kiss it The Shulchan Aruch says that the Mezuzah should be at the "bottom of the top third" of the door.  If it is lower than that, it is invalid.  If it is higher it is still...

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Aaron Shaffier

About Mezuzah Stories

There is an ancient tradition that the Mezuzah protects the home in which it is placed and the people who live in that home. It is believed that the Mezuzah even protects the inhabitants when they are outside of the home. This protection only holds true if the Mezuzah is a kosher one. If for some reason the Mezuzah becomes Pasul (not Kosher), the protection is no longer there. At our store in Los Angeles, Mezuzah Gallery, we provide Mezuzah and Tefillin checking services. I am the one who checks all of the Mezuzahs and Tefillin. You are supposed to...

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Aaron Shaffier

Is it OK to put my Mezuzah up with Mounting Tape?

In order for a Mezuzah to be Kosher, it has to be well affixed. Well affixed means that it is not easy to remove, and that it doesn't swing back and forth. We see this from the blessing that we recite when affixing a Mezuzah. It ends with the words, "who has commanded us to affix (Likvoa) the Mezuzah". The Hebrew word 'likvoa' means to affix something very well. For example if you put your mezuzah up with a couple pieces of scotch tape it would not be Kosher. This is because anyone could walk by and pull it down...

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Aaron

Why Should I Have a Mezuzah?

G-d said so.  The Torah records G-d's commandment to place a Mezuzah with the words, "And you shall inscribe them on the doorpost of your houses and on your gates." It reminds you of G-d's presence.  Every time that you enter or leave a room in your home, you reach out and touch the Mezuzah (some even kiss their fingers after touching the Mezuzah).  When you see and touch the Mezuzah, you will be reminded that G-d is an important part of your life.  This will give you a great sense of peace and help you to strive to be a...

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