Mezuzah Maven

For the week ending 21 July 2018 / 9 Av 5778

Alignment of Posts

by Rabbi Ze'ev Kraines
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Q: My playroom has a right post and a left post, but they are at a wide slant to each other.

A: Even if the doorposts are greatly out of alignment with each other, if a lintel connects them on their top, a mezuzah should be placed. However, if there is no lintel connecting them, and the ceiling merely flows from one room to the other, your playroom would be exempt from a mezuzah.

  • Sources: Da’as Kedoshim 287:3; Agur B’ohalecha 21:23

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