mezuzah mezuzah  /mə ˈzʊ zə/


  • (n) religious texts from Deuteronomy inscribed on parchment and rolled up in a case that is attached to the doorframe of many Jewish households in accordance with Jewish law


  • Fullback Matt Snell, a Methodist, wore a silver mezuzah sent to him by a Jewish friend.


  • Doorway by Doorway, Rabbi Seeks Montana’s Jews

    HELENA — Montana's small Jewish population is scattered across a huge state that has more rodeos than rabbis, but one man is logging thousands of miles to seek out the faithful one doorway at a time. Rabbi Chaim Bruk has set his sights on making sure each Jewish home in Montana has a mezuzah at its entrance— and that those already hanging are kosher.
    on July 5, 2013     Source: Flathead Beacon

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  1. "I do this for the kids at the Albert Einstein Academy, for Jewish kids around the state, and for all children," Gov. Jack Markell told a standing room only crowd on Feb. 23. "To see a mezuzah hanging at the governor's mansion in Dover is a...
    on Mar 2, 2010 By: Jack Markell Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

  2. Israel's Sephardic Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar said, "If a specific order is given in the matter, the mezuzah must be kissed from the air, to ensure that the custom is not forgotten."
    on Aug 13, 2009 By: Shlomo Amar Source: Reuters Blogs (blog)

  3. Coleman told me earlier this month: "It's silly to me that anyone would be opposed to the placement of a mezuzah."
    on May 31, 2009 By: Garnet Coleman Source: Austin American-Statesman

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