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Since I wrote up the question, a related question was asked and answers there bring very interesting and relevant sources for my question here. I think we can now answer positively that indeed anyone renting a dwelling in chutz laaretz for more than 30 days needs to put a mezuza immediately and make a blessing according to the majority opinion From ...


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I wrote this up as a question here although it is not an exact duplicate. Like you I believe we might need to say a blessing right away. See here for one possible source confirming this from R Herschel Schachter in a lecture on whether mezuza is a mitsva d'oraita or d'rabbanan (since the accepted view is that it is d'rabbanan for renters) who concludes that ...


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I think the premise to your question is mistaken. The situation of delaying a blessing only applies if you don't know how long you're renting for and are concerned you will be living there LESS than 30 days. But if you have a set lease for more than 30 days (and will be living there long term) then you should put a mezuzah up as soon as possible with a ...


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Mor U'Ketziya Orach Chaim 21 - right side - column beginning ואין זו תשובה נצחת says that a door made like a Kippa does not require a Mezuza. Pischei Shearim - page 238 mentions that even if a doorway is rounded from the bottom there are those that say it does not require a Mezuza. Thus there are those who would say a completely round doorway would not ...


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The Ramma in Yoreh Deah siman 286 siff 1 brings the Mordechai and Aguda who say a house, yard or city which has some non-Jews is absolved from the mitzvah of mezuzah. The Taz #3 there brings the reason as being a danger if the no-jews become afraid that there is magic being performed against them, as found in maseches Yoma 11.


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The mezuzah is not put on the bulding to "indicate that the building is a Jewish building" (as far as I know) It is put their to fulfill the commandment and for protection. If it causes problems (consternation) we hide it in the doorpost (in America it usually does not cause problems) "swastikah, turning in the direction opposite to the way it is ...



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