Mezuzah, the Inside Story

Mezuzah: The Inside Story

Complete guide to making your doorpost Jewish. But will it protect your home?

Actually, a mezuzah is a daily reminder ― and a public declaration ― of Jewish identity and faith.

Though mezuzah literally means “doorpost,” it commonly refers to a scroll of parchment containing biblical verses, placed on the doorpost.

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.

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