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Is a storage unit obligated in a Mezuzah?

 

Question:

I have a storage unit that I visit once every 5 years, it is likely dirty inside the unit but there are boxes with seforim inside among other things. I put a mezuzah on the unit when I had first acquired it. Do I have any kind of obligation to ensure that the mezuzah stays up or is kosher? Does the unit even need a mezuzah?

 

Answer:

Yes, even if you visit only infrequently it is still required to have a Mezuzah since you might go there when you need to.

This is provided the unit is large enough to be obligated to have a Mezuza (6.29ft by 6.29ft or 39.68 square ft.). A Bracha is not recited when affixing a mezuzah there.

 

Sources:

ראה: שו”ע יו”ד סי’ רפ”ו סעי’ א’-ב’, שו”ת רעק”א סי’ ס”ו, אבני נזר יו”ד סי’ שפ”ב ס”ק ה’, מקדש מעט סי’ רפ”ו ס”ק ט’, מנחת יצחק ח”ד סי’ פ”ט סעי’ ו’, וראה אגרות משה יו”ד ח”ב סי’ קמ”א ענף ב’, ועוד.

וראה כאן:

Must an owner of many businesses place Mezuzahs on all offices he owns even if he hardly visits them?

 

 

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