Mezuzahs are small containers, typically made of wood, metal, or ceramic, that contain a scroll with a prayer written on it. They are affixed to the doorposts of Jewish homes, as well as other buildings, as a symbol of Jewish faith and a reminder of God's presence.
Themezuzahhas long been the symbol of protection in the Jewish faith. Once affixed to the doorpost, the mezuzah protects those who live in the household against all kinds of dangers they might face in their lives. In this post, we will address five of the most commonly asked questions about mezuzahs.
You’ve probably seen mezuzahs hanging on doors, but do you know what they really are and represent? Some think it’s a good luck charm or decoration-- but it’s far more than that. What is the history of the mezuzah, what are the requirements of one that is kosher, and how are they used in our modern lives?