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Broken Mezuzah Case

Question:

I cracked the case of my mezuzah when mounting it, the scroll isn’t exposed its just the hole on which it is mounted, do I need to replace it? Or can I use it until it is time for a new case?

Answer:

Thank you for your question.
If the scroll was not damaged in any way from mounting it, the mezuza is still ok. There are however two points to consider. The mezuza must be fastened securely to the door and not in a way that it will eventually fall off. Make sure that although the mezuza cover is cracked, that the case is still secured well to the doorpost. Another consideration would be, that if the mezuza is on an outside doorpost, which is exposed to the elements, if it is cracked, moisture can get inside it and eventually damage the scroll inside it.
Best wishes

 

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