Jump to content


Photo

Mezuza


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Indigo

Indigo

    Dean

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,723 posts

Posted 27 January 2016 - 07:13 AM

How can women be obligated in mezuzah and yet if they write a mezuzah for their own door it is pasdul?

#2 David

David

    Professor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,469 posts

Posted 27 January 2016 - 11:16 PM

The Gemara in Gittin 45b seems to associate the obligation to "bind them [tefillin] ... on your arm" with the ability to write valid Torah scrolls, tefillin and mezuzos, by linking verses Deuteronomy 6:8 and 6:9, even though verse 8 refers only to tefillin and verse 9 refers only to mezuzos.

 

And as it says in Gittin 45a, "For are not all donkeys' bellies white?"



#3 Moshi

Moshi

    Dean

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,543 posts

Posted 01 February 2016 - 02:04 PM

How can women be obligated in mezuzah and yet if they write a mezuzah for their own door it is pasdul?

hmm. Is it really pasul if a woman writes the mezuzah?



#4 Indigo

Indigo

    Dean

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,723 posts

Posted 01 February 2016 - 03:34 PM

hmm. Is it really pasul if a woman writes the mezuzah?

I believe so yes. it's in the gemara. it's not like a megillah that you could argue about.



#5 Indigo

Indigo

    Dean

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,723 posts

Posted 01 February 2016 - 03:45 PM

but as a general rule, a person commanded to do something could in theory do it. you can't be given a command you can't do.

for example, if you are commanded to wear tzitzit, you are kosher to tie tzitzit. but a woman is commanded to have a mezuza but can't actually write one if she built a doorway.






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users