10/12/2022 09:25:58 am
My house has sliding doors to get out to the terrace, which is raised and has no way off the terrace except to come in through the sliding doors. My case is different from yours: There are 3 doors. Standing on the terrace, and facing the house, the leftmost sliding door slides from left to right. The middle sliding door also slides from left to right. So it is possible to slide the leftmost and middle doors all the way to the right to line up with the stationary rightmost door. The rightmost door is actually not a door since it is fixed (as you say, it's really a window). Normally, to enter the house from the terrace, one would slide only the leftmost door, but alternatively, the leftmost and middle door could both be slid to the right to make a double-wide entry. In that case, all 3 doors/panes would be lined up.. Woiuld I place the mezuzah on the left side of the fixed door (in which case it would be more than a tepach (3-4 inches) from the leftmost door, or would I place it on on the left doorpost. I'm assuming a mezuzah should protect entry to the house from the terrace, not exit from the house to the terrace. Note: The terrace sides are enclosed by 3 walls and the house wall & doors. The terrace has no roof, and nowhere to go except back into the house through one or both of the sliding doors.
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