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Author:  Sam
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Date:  6/24/2005 8:31:00 AM
Subject:  Mezuzah
Message:  Does the mezuzah on my front door need to be checked twice every seven years? (is that the same as every 3/ 1/2 years)?

Reply: If it is outdoors, and it has an outdoor case that protects it from the weather, then it does not need to be checked for a long time.
Indoor ones would have the same rule.
I, however, it was an outdoor one without any protection, it would need to be checked much more often than 3 1/2 years.

So then what was the Shulhan Arukh talking about when he said to do it every 3 1/2 years?
Reply:  They were not protected.

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