I accidentally knocked my Mezzuzah off the wall , what is the process for putting it back on again ?

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  • While it is off anyway, it should probably be checked. How about how long can I leave a mezuza missing. – Epicentre Dec 5 '12 at 5:38
  • @Epicentre Are you asking another question? – Double AA Dec 5 '12 at 5:39
  • See also judaism.stackexchange.com/q/18311/1569 – b a Dec 5 '12 at 5:56
  • @Double AA No. I feel it's just an extension of the original that should be noted - i.e. should you just put it back up without checking. – Epicentre Dec 5 '12 at 12:28

As far as I know, the process is exactly the same as when you first put it up and should be done promptly. The only discussion surrounds whether a new blessing is recited. Pitchei Teshuva (YD 289:1) compares the case to one whose Tallit fell off unexpectedly who needs to recite a new blessing upon redonning it (Shulchan Aruch OC 8:14). The Aruch HaShulchan (YD 289:4) rules this way as well, as does the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch (11:7) and Mishneh Halachot (7:186). However, Rav Ovadiah Yosef (Yabia Omer OC 3:17:11) distinguishes the cases because by the Tallit, the obligation to wear Tzitzit vanishes as soon as one stops wearing the piece of clothing. On the other hand, the obligation to have a Mezuzah on the door remains in place even after the Mezuzah itself fell. Accordingly, he rules not to recite a new blessing. CYLOR for a final ruling.


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