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Mezuza with Velcro

Question:

Hi, can I attach a mezuza with velcro straps? This will make it much easier to take down to check.

 

Answer:

One should not affix a mezuza with velcro. Although it may be somewhat securely fastened, the nature of velcro is to be a non permanent connection, to easily come on and off. This type of fastening does not constitute sewing or building according to halacha, with regards to Shabbos. Using it for a mezuza which should be permanent is highly questionable and should be avoided.

Many mezuza cases are designed to allow for it to be taken down for checking with relative ease, check your local Judaica store for the various options.

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