How to Hang a Mezuzah

Now that you have the perfect mezuzah, you probably want to know how to hang a mezuzah on your doorpost. Follow these steps for easy results:

Step one, protect it

Before you hang your mezuzah, I recommend wrapping the parchment in a delicate plastic bag to protect it from humidity.

Hamsa Mezuzah Case by Anat Basanta Glass mezuzah case by Itay mager
Shema Yisrael mezuzah case by adi sidler

 

Step two, place it correctly in its case

the parchment into the case in a manner that will allow the word “Shaddi” (“ùãé”) to appear on the outside. See that the “ù” is on the top of the mezuzah case.

Your mezuzah is ready to be affixed to your door

First recite the following blessing: “Blessed are you, our God, Creator of time and space, Who enriches our lives with holiness, commanding us to fix the mezuzah”.

If you prefer, the Hebrew version goes like this: “Baruch attah adonay, Eloheynu Melekh Haolam, asher kiddeshanu be-mitzvotav, ve-tzivanu likbu’ha mezuzah”.

Last step, place it on the correct side of your doorpost

The mezuzah case is placed on the right doorpost at a height two thirds above the floor. You should set it at an angle that allows the top of the case to point into the room.

Good Job! But are you hanging more then one Mezuzah?

Great, now you know how to hang a mezuzah! If you are affixing more then one mezuzah at the same time, you need to say the blessing only once. The blessing is only recited once (usually on the front door) for all the mezuzot in the house. Now hush…after reciting the blessing, no words are spoken until all mezozot are hung throughout the house.


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