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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: mezuza on angle #general


Nathan Reiss <reiss@...>
 

curwin@... (curwin) writes:

While the posted question didn't seem to have anything to do with genealogy,
I think I can provide an answer with some connection to genealogy.
There was a disagreement between the Sages as to whether the mezuza
should be placed horizontally or vertically. As a compromise, it was placed
on an angle.
It should also be noted that, contrary to what was stated in the original
posting, not all mezuzas are placed at an angle. This is an Ashkenazi
custom. The Sephardi tradition is to place them vertically.

Nat Reiss
reiss@...