A scroll with two paragraphs of the Torah written on it. It is affixed to the doorposts in Jewish homes.

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Mezuza on an elevator?

Today I walked into a building and discovered that someone had taped a mezuza onto the "doorpost" of the elevator. The elevator is about 1m x 1m square - way too small for a room to justify having a ...
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What is the meaning of the inscription on the back of a m'zuza?

The string "כוזו במוכסז כוזו" is written on the back side of the parchment in many a doorpost scripture. According to the Ra"sh (hilchos m'zuza 18) וכן נהגו לכתוב באשכנז ובצרפת כנגד ה' אלקינו ה' ...
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Why is there a Mezuzah in Shul

Why do Shuls have Mezuzahs if they don't need them?
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taking off your mezuzah

What happens if you take off your mezuzah because its not yours is a bracha required if you change mezuzas?
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Composition of Sofer's ink

What ingredients are currently used in the manufacture of ink for Safrus? Is there a different formulation for the paint that is used to dye tefillin straps/boxes?
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Women affixing mezuzot

Does halakhah permit a woman to affix a mezuzah?
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Women and writing a Mezuzah

Can a women write a Mezuzah?
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When do you place the Mezuzah?

Possible Duplicate: 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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Mezuzah on a shared door

Should one put a mezuzah on a doorway that is shared with a non-Jewish (or a Jewish-but-non-mezuzah-putting) neighbor? If yes, should/must one ask their permission first? Should/must one tell them ...
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Mezzuzahs- putting them up, and saying brachot

Is there an "issur" regarding not putting up a mezuzzah? Is there such thing as having 30 days until the issue kicks in? Also, can you say the bracha each time you put one up? Or, if two different ...
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Moving question: prayer when posting a mezuzah

What prayer do you recite when posting a mezuzah?