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What is the proper placement of a Mezuzah?

The Mezuzah Scroll should be placed in a protective case. Be sure that the letters Shin-Daled-Yud on the outside of the scroll are facing upwards.

A. The Mezuzah Case is affixed on the right doorpost as one enters.

B. Its height should be just above the two thirds mark of the doorpost (about shoulder high).

C. Slant the mezuzah slightly with its' top pointed towards the inside of the room.

D. The Mezuzah should be within the outer 3.2 inches of the doorpost width.

 


How To Affix a Mezuzah

When using screws, it's best to first mark the spot where the screws will go and pre-drill the holes.

Click here to learn How to install a Cylinder mezuzah

When using adhesive, make surface of the doorpost is clean and dry. Then, carefully place the Mezuzah into the correct position (as noted above) and apply pressure. 

Before affixing a Mezuzah to a doorpost the following blessing should be recited:

If more than one Mezuzah is being affixed at one time, only one blessing is recited. When affixing a Mezuzah to an archway no blessing is recited.

 

Blessing for affixing a Mezuzah

Hebrew Transliteration:

Baruch Ata A-do-nai Elo-heinu Melech Ha-olam asher kidshanu b'mitzvotav v'tzivanu likboa Mezuzah.

Translation:

Blessed are You, L-rd our G-D, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us to affix a Mezuzah.

 

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