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1)

Bearing in mind that "Mezuzos" is plural, does this mean that why do we affix the Mezuzah only on one doorpost?

1.

Rashi: Because "Mezuzos" is written without the second 'Vav' 1 , so it can be read 'Mezuzas' (singular).

2.

R. Yishmael (Menachos 34a): Because it says twice Mezuzos (plural). Ribuy after Ribuy comes to exclude.

3.

R. Akiva (Menachos 34a): We learn from "v'Al Shtei ha'Mezuzos" (Shemos 12:23, regarding Dam Pesach) that everywhere else, Mezuzos is one.


1

Refer to 6:9:151:1 and the note there.

2)

Whereabouts on the doorpost does one fix it?

1.

Targum Yonasan: On the top third of the doorpost. 1


1

Peirush Yonasan: See also Na'ar Yonasan. Menachos, 32b: On the Tefach that is closest to the street.

3)

To which doorpost does one affix the Mezuzah?

1.

Targum Yonasan: On the right doorpost (from the perspective of outside the house). as implied by the word "Beisecha."


1

Menachos, 34a: "Beisecha"

4)

What are the implications of the word "Beisecha"?

1.

Targum Yonasan and Menachos, 34a: Refer to 6:9:1:5:1 and note.

2.

Rashi (in Bava Metzi'a, 101a): "Beisecha"

5)

What are the implications of the word "u'vi'Sh'arecha"?

1.

Rashi: It comes to incorporate the gates of one's courtyard and of the Medinos and of the towns in the Mitzvah of Mezuzah. 1


1

Ramban: As in 15:7.

6)

Rashi writes that "Mezuzos" is written without the second 'Vov'. In our tradition, it is full!

1.

Riva: We find that the Gemara 1 argues with our tradition (in several places


1

Tosfos (Menachos 34a DH keshe'Hu): R. Yishmael learns from Ribuy after Ribuy; it says twice Mezuzos (plural). This implies that it is written full!

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