The Chabad House serving New York University, directed by Rabbi Dov Yona and Sara Korn, is offering free mezuzahs to Jewish students attending the Manhattan school.

Sponsored by the Zalman Yuda Deitch Mezuzah Fund, the program will also help students affix the sacred items – a box containing a scroll with the Shema and other biblical passages written on it – to their doorways.

In addition to being a biblical mandate, Jewish tradition views the commandment as being beneficial to welfare of the home’s occupants. ...