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Traditionally, a mezuzah is affixed to every doorpost and gate of the household except the bathroom or similar places. Even in non-observant homes, it is common to place a mezuzah on the doorpost of the main entry. For more information, see Mezuzah.
Before affixing the mezuzah to the doorpost, the following blessing should be recited:
Barukh atah Adonai, Eloheinu, melekh ha'olam
Blessed are you, Lord, our God, sovereign of the universe
asher kidishanu b'mitz'votav v'tzivanu
Who has sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us
to affix a mezuzah
The mezuzah should then be affixed to the upper third of the doorpost on the
right side as one enters the house or room. If the doorpost is wide enough to
permit, the mezuzah should be tilted with the upper part slanting inward toward
the house or room, like this:
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