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Mezzuzahs- putting them up, and saying brachot…

When do you place the Mezuzah? 30 days after beginning rental or moving in?

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I have a different question is it 39 days from moving in or thirty days from the begining of the payment of rent ? – SimchasTorah Apr 8 '10 at 2:24
Sorry. I missed that aspect. – Isaac Moses Apr 8 '10 at 5:00
I read somewhere that the 30-day period outside Israel was because at a time Jews could be expelled of their dwellings for 30 days. Therefore it was only after 30 days it would become their dwelling and deserve a mezuza. This would explain why things are different in Israel where presumable they were less likely to be expelled. I don't have a source but am interested in other explanations for the 30 days. An important implication would be that, now that rental agreements are secure, there is no 30-day period anymore – mbloch Dec 24 '15 at 15:35
re my last comment I researched this further and formulated this as a question with sources here judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/66555/… – mbloch Dec 24 '15 at 17:05
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See the section from Oholei Yeshurun that I quoted in this answer. The language used there for when to start the clock is "upon entering." I expect that that refers to moving in, not to any off-site formal transaction.

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