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  Mezuzah Judaica - Mezuzahs, Parchments and more by Talit.com
The name "Mezuzah" comes from the Mitzvah to place it on one of the parts of the aperture between the threshold and the lintel called "Mezuzah", in the beginning of the upper third of the aperture's height, against the right side of the person entering the room.
The Mezuzah Mitzvah is guarding the house, as our late masters said, because the Mezuzah we placed in the doorway, where you enter from the outside to the inside, and a great guarding is needed from the outsiders there, and that's why it should be set in the doorway.
The two parchments of the Mezuzah which are reception of the belief in god and the burden of the Torah and the Mitzvahs; therefore they constitute the whole Torah, through which the kingdom of evil, which is foolishness and the source of the holding of all harmful outsiders, is subdued.
www.jewisheart.com /mezuzah.html   (1580 words)

  
 A Case for the Mezuzah
A mezuzah parchment found there from the Second Temple period was the earliest evidence of the fulfillment of the mitzvah of the mezuzah.
The word "mezuzah" is used interchangeably for the doorpost, the parchment ("klaf") and the case.
Mezuzahs are found on the doorposts of the homes of most Israeli Jews, even those with little or no awareness of their roots.
www.wzo.org.il /doingzionism/resources/view.asp?id=1234   (1136 words)

  
 Mezuzah: God's Word on the Doorpost - ReligionFacts
A mezuzah (from the Hebrew for "doorpost") is a small parchment inscribed with short Torah passages in Hebrew.
The mezuzah has become one of the primary symbols of Judaism, so this practice might be compared to the common Christian practice of wearing cross necklaces or other jewelry as a symbol of their faith.
A mezuzah is to be placed on the right side of a doorpost at or above eye level (defined as the upper one-third), which reflects its purpose of reminding Jews to remember and reach towards God.
www.religionfacts.com /judaism/things/mezuzah.htm   (1761 words)

  
 Mezuzah Man - Resources > STAM Items > Mezuzah
Once a Mezuzah is written, it is rolled from left to right and placed in a protective case.
This case has been dubbed a Mezuzah, while in reality it is only the outer case of the real Mezuzah the parchment concealed within.
A Mezuzah should be affixed to the doorpost of each room in the home and place of business (including basement, attic and garage).
www.mezuzahman.com /resources_mez.htm   (833 words)

  
 MEZUZAH
The Mezuzah is then placed in a protective cover or case and is ready to be put up on the doorpost.
Nevertheless, one of the special benefits of the Mitzvah is that it protects he who performs the Mitzvah from harm that may otherwise befall him.
The Rambam concludes the Halachot (laws) of Mezuzah with this statement: One must be very punctilious in fulfilling this Mitzvah because it is a constant obligation that includes everyone.
www.mezuzahdoctor.com /MEZUZAH/MEZUZAH1.htm   (620 words)

  
 Mezuzah: The Jewish Lightning Rod (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
In brief, a Mezuzah is two chapters from the Torah written (in Hebrew, of course) on a piece of parchment.
The essence of the mitzvah of Mezuzah is the concept of the Oneness of G-d.
Ideally, however, the Mezuzah should be placed within the doorframe, not on the outside of the doorframe, and not on the inside of the room.
www.beingjewish.com.cob-web.org:8888 /mitzvos/mezuzah.html   (2724 words)

  
 Mezuzah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A minority opinion is that the mezuzah should be affixed on the side opposite of the hinge.
When passing through a doorway with a mezuzah, some Jews touch the mezuzah and kiss their fingers, as an expression of devotion to Torah.
When Jewish residents move out of a home, Jewish law forbids the removal of the mezuzah unless the next inhabitants of the residence are known to not be Jewish.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mezuzah   (1924 words)

  
 Mezuzah.com
It is important to be aware, though, that a case without a valid mezuzah scroll inside cannot be used to fulfill this mitzvah.) The case generally features the Hebrew letter shin inscribed on its upper exterior.
Any Jew is permitted to perform this blessing, regardless of whether or not he or she is of the age of majority so long as he or she is old enough to understand the significance of this mitzvah.
When affixing many mezuzot, the blessing is made only before affixing the first mezuzah, while having in mind that that first blessing applies to the affixing of all the other mezuzot.
www.mezuzah.com   (639 words)

  
 eBay Guides - How To Hang Up a Mezuzah
This scroll is rolled up and placed in the mezuzah case so that the first letter in the front of the scroll (the letter Shin) is seen to the eye.
The mezuzah case with scroll is placed on the upper third right side of the doorpost and at an angle slanting inward towards the room or house.
A mezuzah is to be touched and thereafter kiss the fingers that touched it.
reviews.ebay.com /How-To-Hang-Up-a-Mezuzah_W0QQugidZ10000000000022885   (429 words)

  
 Mezuzah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
I decided to have a mezuzah when the nuns who run the nursing home where my grandmother lives affixed a mezuzah to the front door in deference to and in solidarity with the home's Jewish residents, staff, and visitors.
The mezuzah is affixed to the doorposts of Jewish homes to bring the blessings of the Divine upon the home and to serve a devotional purpose for those who enter.
The ritual of affixing the mezuzah entails the recitation of a special prayer (which I recited in English because I don't know Hebrew) and the observance of certain rules for placement and positioning.
kelly.jefferson.net /mezuzah.htm   (201 words)

  
 Mezuzah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
A mezuzah is made from parchment from a kosher species of animal.
A mezuzah must, with some exceptions, be affixed upon all the doorways within one's domain.
The mezuzah is placed on the upper third (but at least four inches from the top of the door) of the doorpost to the right of someone entering the room.
members.aol.com /LazerA/mezuzah.htm   (493 words)

  
 Mezuzah
A mezuzah (plural, mezuzote) is a small, usually rectangular, box that is attached to the outer doorpost of the homes of observant Jews and many Messianic Believers.
The mezuzah is to be attached to entrances of all residential buildings and to the doors of all rooms used for living purposes.
The mezuzah is to be attached at an angle (except for Sephardic Jews) to the top third of the doorpost on the right (as one enters), with the upper portion slanted inward and about a handbreadth from the outer edge of the doorpost.
www.yeshuahamashiach.org /Mezuzah.htm   (983 words)

  
 Mezuzah: The Inside Story
The mezuzah recalls the Exodus from Egypt, when the lamb's blood smeared on the doorpost "identified" the Jewish homes that God passed over during the plague of the first born.
Though "mezuzah" refers to the actual parchment itself, "mezuzah" is colloquially used to also describe the decorative case the scroll is stored in.
When placing the mezuzah in the case or on the wall, be sure that the Hebrew word "Shaddai," which is written on the back of the parchment, is facing outward (i.e.
www.aish.com /literacy/mitzvahs/Mezuzah_The_Inside_Story.asp   (2704 words)

  
 Mezuzah - a Comprehensive Guide - Sample of Book Text   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
The intention that one must have when affixing the Mezuzah is that it is being performed "for the sake of the Mitzvah of Mezuzah." Ideally, one should recite the words "Leshaim Mitzvas Mezuzah" before reciting the blessing.
The Mezuzah is there to gently remind us of the reality of the Divine, that it He that animates and ennobles all that is, and of the mission of Israel.
The Mezuzah is there as a constant reminder of the singular importance of the idea of the Omnipresence of Hashem.
www.mezuzahbook.com /sample2.html   (2335 words)

  
 Judaism 101: Signs and Symbols
This case is commonly known as a mezuzah (Heb.: doorpost), because it is placed upon the doorposts of the house.
The case and scroll are then nailed or affixed to the right side doorpost on an angle, with a small ceremony called Chanukkat Ha-Bayit (dedication of the house - yes, this is the same word as Chanukkah, the holiday celebrating the rededication of the Temple after the Maccabean revolt against Greece).
At weekday morning services, one case is tied to the arm, with the scrolls at the biceps and leather straps extending down the arm to the hand, then another case is tied to the head, with the case on the forehead and the straps hanging down over the shoulders.
www.jewfaq.org /signs.htm   (2238 words)

  
 Hanefesh: Guide how to install a Mezuzah Doorpost - Home security
It is not possible to know if a mezuzah is kosher just by looking at it, since part of it's being kosher has to do with the scribe who wrote it.
The mezuzah should be placed on the lower part of the upper-third of the doorpost -- approximately shoulder height.
it is not possible to place the mezuzah on the doorpost within the doorway itself, then the mezuzah is placed on the outer part of the doorpost, within 3 inches of the doorway.
www.hanefesh.com /edu/Mezuzah.htm   (1649 words)

  
 Maimonides laws on Mezuzah
The mezuzah is affixed in the doorway, within a handbreadth (about 3 inches) from the outside, in the beginning of the upper third portion the doorpost's height.
The mezuzah is prepared to be fixed to the doorpost by rolling it from the end to the beginning.
After rolling, the scroll is placed in a tube (mezuzah case) of bamboo or other material and nailed to the doorpost.
www.torahsofer.com /maimonadieslawsonmezzuzah.htm   (453 words)

  
 Judaism.com - Mezuzahs (Mezuzot) and Mezuzah Cases
Mezuzah scrolls (Mezuzot) are affixed to the door posts of Jewish homes.
The Mezuzah case is to protect the Mezuzah scroll from damage.
Each handwritten Mezuzah scroll is written by an expert, qualified sofer and is shipped either flat or rolled, in a paper or plastic case.
www.judaism.com /mezuzah/index.asp   (166 words)

  
 Jewish Bazaar - About Mezuzahs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Mezuzah are the parchment scrolls which Jews attach to the right doorposts of their homes to fulfill what is written in the Torah as understood by our Sages: "and you shall write them on the doorposts (Mezuzah) of your house and upon your gates."
The two sections of the Torah in which this verse appears, (the first two paragraphs of the Shema prayer), are written on parchment, rolled up and attached to the upper third of the doorpost, usually enclosed inside a decorative container.
Car Mezuzahs may be placed anywhere in the car, at any, or every entrance of your choice.
ipol.com /BAZAAR/MezuzahInfo.HTM   (244 words)

  
 Mezuzah Cases - Judaica Mall
A mezuzah on our door is a declaration of our belief and love for Hashem and as such helps insure that those within benefit from His love and protection.
From the simplest of wooden Mezuzah cases to the stunning and elaborate 4-wood veneer Mezuzah cases, this is a wonderful collection of stylish hand-crafted pieces that have been made from choice woods such as Hickory, Maple, Cherry, Olive, Beech and Oak.
The mezuzah case (with the parchment scrolled up inside) is traditionally affixed to the upper third of the right doorpost (while entering) of every room in the house other than the washroom.
www.judaica-mall.com /mezuzah.htm   (603 words)

  
 Mezuzah Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
It is customary, upon entering or leaving a residence, to touch the mezuzah.
When a mezuzah is not valid, its blessings are nullified.
Just as a Torah is adorned with ornaments, the mezuzah is encased in any variety of traditional or contemporary cases.
www.utexas.edu /students/cjso/Mezuzah   (239 words)

  
 Mezuzah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
The word mezuzah means "doorpost." Over time, the container and the parchment in it were so closely identified with the doorpost that they became known by the same name.
The ruins of Jericho acted as a mezuzah on the doorway to the Promised Land.
The main eastern gate (or door) to the land is the mountain pass guarded by the city of Jericho.
community.gospelcom.net /Brix?pageID=2771   (426 words)

  
 Virtual Mezuzah
A mezuzah usually takes the form of a small box (made out of metal, stone, wood, glass, or ceramics), which contains a parchment containing the Shema, a prayer that is the most fundamental affirmation of the Jewish faith.
The mezuzah is placed on a slant on the upper part of every doorpost in a house or building, with the exception of the bathroom.
Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, author of Jewish Literacy (William Morrow and Co., 1991), explains that the mezuzah is placed on the doorpost to ensure that "When a Jew enters his house, he sees the mezuzah and is thereby reminded how he should act in his home.
www.juf.org /mezuzah2.asp   (675 words)

  
 Mezuzah, Kosher mezuzah and parchment from Israel
A mezuzah can be made of practically anything: glass, wood, plastic, ceramic, clay, metal, but no matter what it's made of, the important part of the mezuzah is the parchment inside.
The mezuzah goes in the upper third of the right doorpost (as you're going in).
The top of the mezuzah should be angled toward the inside, but if the doorpost is too narrow, it can be placed vertically.
www.mezuzah.biz /mezuzah_guide.php   (617 words)

  
 Mezuzah Pendant 36 x 9 mm
A mezuzah (Hebrew word meaning "doorpost", plural: mezuzot) is a small case affixed to the doorpost of Jewish homes, synagogues, and business establishments.
The case generally features a Hebrew letter inscribed on its upper exterior, and serves to protect a small scrolled piece of parchment (called a klaf), on which is inscribed several Bible verses.
Since almost every Jewish home has a mezuzah on its front doorpost, it has historically been a means of recognition in times of persecution.
www.stellarjewelry.com /catalog/mezuzah_pendant_36_x_9_mm_4481220.htm   (154 words)

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