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# One should be very careful with the mitzvah of mezuzah because it is a mitzvah that applies to everyone always. <ref>Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 11:23</ref>
==Non-Jew==
# A Jew who owns a building in partnership with a non-Jew according to Ashkenazim is exempt from mezuzah<ref>Rama YD 286:1</ref>, but according to Sephardim is obligated to put up a mezuzah.<ref>Birkei Yosef 286:1, Otztrot Hahalacha Mezuzah 8:6</ref>
==Women==
# Women are obligated in mezuzah. <ref> The Gemara Kiddushin 34a explains that since women can also use the reward of long life, written next to the parsha of mezuzah, the mitzvah of mezuzah also applies to them. The same appears in Yoma 11b. This is codified by the Rambam Hilchot Mezuzah 5:10, Shulchan Aruch YD 291:3, and Shach 291:4. </ref>
# There is a discussion among the poskim if women can ideally place the [[mezuzot]]. Many poskim write that it is even ideal for women to put up the [[mezuzot]]. <ref> [[Shevet Halevi]] 2:158:3, Kinyan Torah 2:58 and Chovat Hadar 9:3 write that women can put them up even ideally. Rav Hershel Schachter (Be'ikvei HaTzon p. 9) writes that the halacha follows the opinion that says women may put up [[mezuzot]]. Beer Moshe 2:100 and 6:79:5 as well as Teshuvot Vihanhagot 4:238:6 write that it is ideal for a man to put up the [[mezuzot]], however, if a women did put them up, it need not be removed. </ref>
 
==Children==
# Ideally, a child should not place the mezuzah on a doorpost. <ref> Tzitz Eliezer 14:75, Chanoch Lanaar 35:4 </ref> Sephardim hold that the child should put up the mezuzah for his doorway and when he becomes bar mitzvah'ed it should be taken down, checked, and put up again with a bracha.<ref>Yalkut Yosef YD 285:15</ref>

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