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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

What is a Mezuzah?

I've been asked to explain what a mezuzah is. A mezuzah is a scroll, printed by hand on parchment and written in Hebrew. The words are a passage from Deuteronomy and begin with: Hear O Israel! The Lord our God the Lord is one! 

We are commanded by God to affix these words to our door posts. To protect the scroll, there needs to be a mezuzah cover or holder. Many of the covers and holders are lovely works of art. 

1 comment:

aims said...

Thanks for answering that Deb. That adds to the interest in them greatly.