How to Hang a Mezuzah

A mezuzah is affixed upon all the doorways of Jewish homes and businesses, except for bathrooms.

Blessing on Affixing a Mezuzah
Before affixing a mezuzah to a doorpost, the following blessing is recited:

Blessed are You, ADONAI our God, King of the universe,
Who sanctifies us with holy commandments
and commands us to affix a mezuzah.

The blessing is only recited once (usually on the front door) for all the mezuzot in the house. After reciting the blessing, no words are spoken until all mezuzot are hung throughout the house.

Where to Affix a Mezuzah

The mezuzah is placed in the following way:

  • on the right doorpost as one enters the room.
  • at the bottom of the upper third of the doorpost (shoulder height).
  • in a slightly slanted position so that the top points toward the inside of the room.