When one is going through an orthodox conversion, one is asked to keep all the mitzvoth with the exception of fully keeping the shabbos and putting Tefillin.

I was wondering if this exception also includes the mezouzot. Since one studies the shema in his home everyday. Are there any restrictions on this. I can't seem to find any halachic sources.

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    "one is asked to keep as all the mitzvoth with the exception of fully keeping the shabbos and putting Tefillin" can you source this claim? – Double AA Mar 29 '16 at 18:20
  • This is a duplicate of that question, isn't it, @GershonGold? – msh210 Mar 29 '16 at 19:46
  • @DoubleAA, please see the preceding comment and then delete this one. – msh210 Mar 29 '16 at 19:46
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    I asked today and i was told that i could put them up but without the Beracha. – Binyamin Mar 30 '16 at 18:49

dinonline says that it seems it is not allowed unless in exceptional circumstances.

  • Can you quote the relevant part from the document you are referring to? Even better could you translate the key sentences? – mbloch Apr 7 '16 at 6:58
  • This happens to be a list of tshuvos about the subject. There are not really key sentences. But as someone living in Israel and most likely knowing Hebrew better than me, I would think you dont need a translation – newcomer Apr 7 '16 at 11:32
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    It is not for me but for the other readers of the site. In general link-only answers are not considered to be strong answers. Best is to bring in the relevant content into your answer. See here for more. And the site is in English with many users not fully understanding Hebrew. Also maybe you will be interested by something I wrote to help you understand the site "A beginner’s guide to MY - How is this site different from other Judaism sites” ? – mbloch Apr 7 '16 at 11:40
  • Too late, i was authorised to do it by my Rav. Thank you for your answers – Binyamin Apr 9 '16 at 21:34
  • So... You asked a question Halacha l'maaseh without CYLOR? – DonielF Aug 5 '16 at 17:06

The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch states in סימן יא - הלכות מזוזה that a house where a non-Jew lives is exempt from a Mezuza.

בַּיִת וְכֵן חָצֵר שֶׁגַּם גּוֹי דָּר שָׁם, פָּטוּר

He also states (ibid) that if one affixed a Mezuza in a location that is exempt, and that location later becomes obligated, one has to remove and re-affix it.

מִשּׁוּם דְּבָעֵינָן תַּעֲשֶׂה וְלֹא מִן הֶעָשׂוּי

So if a soon-to-be-convert affixes Mezuzot, they will have to remember to take them down and re-affix them after the conversion.

(I didn't research this further, but it sounds like asking for trouble; this crucial step could easily be forgotten in the excitement, and then the Ger would be living without a kosher Mezuza.)

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