Question:

Can a mezuzah be placed on a headstone? My husband recently died and i’ve Sold my house to a non- Jewish family. I took my Mezuzah down and would like it to be placed at my husband’s headstone.

Answer:

You should not put the mezuzah at your husbands headstone for two reasons. Firstly it isn’t the proper place for a mezuza, but only on the doorpost of a room tor a walkway that people live in or use . Secondly, being that the departed can no longer do mitzvos, it is in a way a sort of tease to them.

In order to perpetuated your late husbands memory, you might want to donate the mezuza to a new shul or yeshiva, so that the mezuza should be an everlasting memory in his merit.

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One Response to “Can a mezuzah be placed on a headstone?”

  1. The second reason brought is also why we tuck in our tzitzis upon entering the cemetery. To wear tzitzis before the dead is a way of “taunting” them that you can still perform mitzvos while they cannot (because they’re dead).

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