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What is a mezuzah and what is its significance in the Jewish home? A full guide exploring the meaning of mezuzah, its laws, and how to affix one in your own home



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A mezuzah is parchment scroll, on which the Shema is handwritten by an expert scribe.

A mezuzah mounted on the right side of the doorpost designates the home as Jewish, reminding us of G‑d and our heritage. It is also a symbol of G‑d's watchful care over the home. The placing of a mezuzah on the doors of a home or office protects the inhabitants -- whether they are inside or outside.

What Is a Mezuzah?
Mezuzah scrolls are rolled up and affixed to the doorposts of Jewish homes, reminding those who live there of their connection to G‑d and their heritage.
How to Affix a Mezuzah
This handy page will guide you through this mitzvah's basics -- from purchase to installation to maintenance.
Insights on Mezuzah
A collection of readings, stories and essays about the significance of the mezuzah.
Mezuzah Stories
From Talmudic times to the present, these stories tell of the mezuzah’s special place in Jewish life and belief.
Mezuzah Videos
A selection of videos portraying the mitzvah of mezuzah from various angles.
Advanced Mezuzah Handbook