This mitzvah needs great adherence considering that one who is persistent in its observance will extend the lives of oneself and one's household, while one who neglects it could G-d forbid do the opposite. One who constantly passes a mezuzah will be reminded of the oneness of Hashem and refrain from sinning.
In addition, a home with a mezuzah is guarded by our King in Paradise as He protects us from the exterior of our houses, as opposed to the customized amongst humanity where the king remains inside your home while the guards view the doorway. One ought to not utilize the result of protection as motivation to affix a mezuzah it ought to be done due to the fact that it is a rule from Hashem.
However, those authorities need that the person acknowledge that they would satisfy the mitzvah of mezuzah with the same interest even if it did not provide defense. The Mitzavh, When one leaves his house, it is correct to position his hand on the mezuzah and some state, "G-d watches my leaving and entering." Others put the ring finger on the word Shin Daled Yud (") written on the exterior of the scroll and then kiss this finger.
The mitzvah of mezuzah is incumbent on both males and females considering that it is constant, not time bound. In addition, one who fulfills the mitzvah of mezuzah is promised the reward of a long life, which uses to both genders. Although the mitzvah is also incumbent on ladies, a woman needs to not attach the mezuzos.
Requirements, All kinds of structures go through the mitzvah of mezuzah, the exception being "non-honorable" erections, like an outhouse or bathhouse). In addition, gates around cities and towns need mezuzah at the entrance if the population is only comprised of Jews. In the days when Jewish individuals were needed to live in walled ghettos they did not place mezuzos on the entryway so as not to antagonize the non-Jewish population of the city.
Shuls that are strictly used for prayer do not require mezuzos unless they consist of a space for home. In truth, in the Bais Ha, Mikdash, none of the gates had mezuzos except for the one that caused the space that housed the High Priest throughout his Yom Kippur preparations, and this requirement lasted just throughout that week.
A Bais Medrash which is likewise used for discovering need to have a mezuzah that is attached without a brocha. A house requires 4 walls in order to need a mezuzah. Nevertheless, as stated, a gateway likewise requires a mezuzah even though it does not have four walls. Both a sukkah and spaces on a ship do not need mezuzos.
A lintel that is not straight still needs a mezuzah since it is comparable to an archway. An entrance that is split by a pole in the middle is counted as 2 different doorways if both doors open up to the pole. If the pole is just erected for decoration, and not for structural stability, only one mezuzah is needed.
This even describes a circumstance when one rents from a non-Jew. A hotel owned by a Jew requires mezuzos on all of the spaces up for lease, even those that will be rented to non-Jews, since the mitzvah is incumbent on the owner. One who leases a space should attach a mezuzah at his own cost and can not remove it when he leaves (although the Jewish owner needs to compensate him).
If one rents a house from a Jew who is not Torah observant, one must not leave the mezuzos when vacating, due to the fact that the apartment may be leased to a non-Jew. If a non-Jewish occupant insists on having a mezuzah, one can attach a mezuzah for him. A garage that is just used to park vehicles does not need a mezuzah.
The minimum cost for a respectable mezuzah is around $30. Otherwise, the mezuzah might be offered by an unauthorized dealership, composed by a child who is not bound in the mitzvah, drawn up of order, or the sofer might not have been mekadesh Hashem's name prior to writing the mezuzah or did not prepare the parchment or ink with the correct intentions.
The mezuzah is attached on the outdoors handbreadth of the doorpost at the beginning of the top 1/3 of height, however the positioning stands as long as the mezuzah is more than a tefach from the top on the right side facing the entryway. The doorpost needs to be connected prior to the mezuzah is connected.