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וכתבתם על מזוזות ביתך ובשעריך
“And you shall write them upon the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”
A “Mezuah” is a small parchment scroll, made from the skin of a clean animal, affixed to the right doorpost of the entrance to inhabitable rooms of Jewish homes.
The scroll contains the two passages of the Torah. (Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and 11:13-21) which mention the commandment of Mezuah : “you shall write them upon the doorposts of your home and your gates”.
These passages are the first two portions of the “shema” Prayer, and affirm God’s existence and authority. The text must be written in accordance with the Halakhic requirements. Such as how the parchment must be processed, how the letter must be formed, and many other details. The parchment is generally rolled up and inserted into a case which is affixed to the doorpost, one-third down, slanting inward.
A blessing is recited immediately prior to affixing the mezuzah to the doorpost :”Blessed are you, Lord our God,king of the universe, who made us holy with His Commandments, and commanded us to affix the mezuzah”.
It is a widespread custom to touch the Mezuzah when entering or leaving a building with one’s hand,and then to kiss the hand. The Mezuzah should be checked by a reliable scribe twice every 7 years.
The Torah commands us that we should perform acts which constantly bind us to God. Thus, we should contemplate and discuss the Torah “day and night”; we put on the Tefillin and wear Tzitzit, thus fastening on physical reminders of God to our very bodies.
The commandment of Mezuzah extends this concept to our dwelling: we proudly Display throughout our homes physical reminders that as we enter (and leave) our homes, God is with us. And by so doing, we connect with the spiritual energy of the Mezuzah, meriting God’s protection over our home and over us.
The fundamental goal of the World Wide Mezuzah Campaign is to unify the Jewish people. By fulfilling the mitzvah of Mezuzah, this unity can be accomplished by each Jewish person: man, woman or Child. The mitzah can be easily fulfilled by affixing a Mezuzah on the”Doorpost Of your House Or Upon Your Gates”, as required by Jewish law.
The Mezuzah is a great and ancient mitzah. G-d’s command to the ancient Hebrew people to smear blood On their doorposts in Egypt, as recounted every pasach For the last 3,500 years , was the precursor to our Mezuzah. Just as the blood on the doorpost protected our forefathers in Egypt, so the mezuzah attached to a door of our house protects us today.
Based on this underlying Jewish belief, the Mezuzah must have an effect on the soul of a person who lives in a house with a Mezuzah attached to a doorpost. The Mezuzah is always infusing our souls with their special spiritual energy. Through this spiritual process, all of us that have Mezuzahs are Spiritually interconnected.
A Mezuzah is a very holy object. It is a piece of parchment on which the first two paragraphs of the shema are written. It must be prepared in a specific way by an expert scribe (Sofer),in accordance with numerous laws that govern their writing. If a Mezuzah is not written correctly, it will not produce the desired spiritual effect.
In these times, many people have a Mezuzah case on their door. They often don’t realize, however, that the Mezuzah itself, i.e. , the piece of parchment , is not kosher or sometimes not even in the Mezuzah case. While a Mezuzah, typically located in a Mezuzah case,is the traditional sign of a Jewish household, if the parchment is not kosher, it just doesn’t work.
Regretfully, many Jewish people know little about Mezuzahs. But faith is high right now. The present spiritual regeneration is mainly effected by Jewish women, who by their nature have a high degree of faith. In a traditional Jewish family, the wife is responsible for creating the home and the well-being of their family. The most important means we have, as Jewish people, to protect our family both physically and spiritually is through our Mezuzahs. This is The ultimate life insurance policy – it is underwritten by G-d.
It’s time for Jewish women to understand the spiritual protection that kosher Mezuzahs provide and ensure that they are placed on each of the doorposts of their homes (other than the bathrooms). Through the spiritual connection provided by our Mezuzahs of all Jewish men, women and children, we will create a strong veil of protection about the Jewish people.
hear, O Israel, the L-rd is our G-d, the L-rd is one. You shall love the L-re, your G-d, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your resources.
And these things that I command you today shall be upon your heart. And you shall teach them to your children, and you shall speak of them when you sit in your house and when you go on the way, when you lie down and when you rise up. And you shall bind them as assign upon your arm and they shall be an ornament between your eyes. And you shall write them upon the doorposts of your house and your gates.
And it will be that if you hearken to my commandments that I command you today, to love the L-rd, your G-d, and to serve him with all your hearts and all your souls. And I will place rain for your land in its proper time, the early and the late rains, that you may gather in your grain, your wine, and your oil. And I will provide grass in your field for your cattle, and you will eat and you will be satisfied. Watch yourselves, lest your heart be seduced and you turn astray and serve other gods, and prostrate yourselves to them. And the wrath of G-d will be upon you, and he will restrain the heaven and there will be no rain, and the ground will be lost quickly from upon the good land that G-d gives you. And you shall place these words of mine on your hearts and on your souls, and you shall bind them as a sign upon your arms and they shall be ornaments between your eyes. And you shall teach them to your children to discuss them, when you sit in your house and when you go on the way, and when you lie down and when rise up. And you shall write them upon the doorposts of your house and upon your gates, in order to prolong your days and the days of your children upon your gates, in order to prolong your days and the days of your children upon the good land that G-d swore to your fathers to give them, like the days of Heaven over earth.
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