I read on this website the entire following article which includes major kabbalistic info about mezuzah protection and I was wondering if any major rabbi or kabbalist or anyone with the answer can answer my simple question.

If you have an entire house affixed with mezuzahs on each doorpost and "Room A" has a pasul mezuzah with chipped letters etc, is "Room A" ONLY not protected or is the entire house now at risk?

This simple question might sound foolish but it means a lot to me, so if you can answer it please do.

Here's the article I read: http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/310889/jewish/The-Protective-Power-of-Mezuzah.htm

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    It should be noted that the greatest protection is attained through performance of God's will; not through chasing after this or that. The most important thing about mezuzah is simply doing the mitzvah. After that, is its importance in reminding us of God and reminding us not to sin. This is the main thing. Some do not even subscribe to the admittedly common belief that the mezuzah has protective qualities.
    – mevaqesh
    Oct 20, 2015 at 0:33
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    The Rambam states that using mezuzoth in such a fashion (i.e. as a protective amulet) is forbidden. There is no such power inherent in them - at all. Kol tuv.
    – user3342
    Oct 20, 2015 at 2:39
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    @mevaqesh Indeed, the linked to article unfortunately speciously blurs that distinction in numerous places.
    – Double AA
    Oct 20, 2015 at 2:55
  • @Maimonist I know but especially since the practice was and is very widespread I thought that a more gentle approach was appropriate.
    – mevaqesh
    Oct 20, 2015 at 3:40
  • most "stories" ascribe one room missing from an otherwise "protected" house to be a chink in the armor, and not as if the whole house is open. Oct 20, 2015 at 3:47


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