If right when a person enters his front door, he enters a small "room" which is basically a place where people can take off their shoes before coming into the house proper, and this "room" is not 4x4 amos, and this "room" has a lintel and two doorposts as the entrance to the larger living room, would that doorpost that is the entrance to the larger living room require a mezuzah, and if so, would the front door to the house itself not require a mezuzah, since it leads directly into the "room" that is not 4x4 amos?

  • You can always ask any practical questions concerning mezuzot and tefillin to both R' Aaron Shaffer of MezuzahStore.com and R' Melech Michaels of Mezuzah Depot. They are both true erlicher yidden and will answer any questions you have.
    – ezra
    Commented Jul 14, 2017 at 3:27
  • Isn't this exactly what a Beit Shaar is? They should both be obligated
    – Double AA
    Commented Jul 14, 2017 at 3:31
  • @ezra, R' Michaels actually has a blog post on site about just this very situation, and says that a mezuzah is required in this case. Commented Jul 14, 2017 at 13:21
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    @NoachMiFrankfurt - A link would be great, because that could serve as an answer in this case!
    – ezra
    Commented Jul 14, 2017 at 16:43

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I asked the Rabbi and he said that both need a mezuzah. But why would the front door of the house require a mezuzah, since it says on note 27 in the Artscroll Kitzur Shulchan Aruch that according to Rabbi Moshe Feinstein in Igros Moshe Yoreh Deah 1, 181, a room that does not have the requisite size to require a mezuzah but which opens to a larger room, the smaller room is exempt?

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