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The Mezuzah: A Reminder of the Gift of God’s Word - Deuteronomy 6:9

You Shall Write Them on the Doorposts..
You Shall Write Them on the Doorposts..

A mezuzah (Hebrew: מְזוּזָה "doorpost"; plural: מְזוּזוֹת‎ mezuzot) is a piece of parchment inscribed with specific Hebrew verses from the Torah, which Jews affix to the doorposts of their homes.

Video from Our Daily Bread

"The most important thing we can do as believers is love God and understand what an incredible gift He has given us in His Word. Regarding His commands, decrees, and laws, He even goes as far as to say this in Deuteronomy 6:9: “Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.” For us, this might mean we have Scripture plaques in our homes or a cross hanging on the wall. For an observant Jew, it would mean a mezuzah near the door. Learn more about this traditional device and how we can all best remind ourselves of God’s presence in our lives." from video introduction

Mezuzah Scroll Sayings
Mezuzah Scroll Sayings

Why Do Jews Put a Mezuzah on Every Door?

"A mezuzah is a parchment scroll on which the Shema, the biblical passage declaring the oneness of G-d, is handwritten by an expert scribe. The Torah commands us to affix the mezuzah to every doorpost of our home as a constant reminder of our belief in G-d and His watchful care and protection over us. But why every door? Each room in our home has a specific purpose, houses certain activities, inspires particular moods or thoughts. Our inner selves, too, are comprised of many seemingly disconnected roles, responsibilities, emotions—even identities. We may sense a resulting feeling of fragmentation, a lack of direction and focus, which can drain our energy and zest for life. The mezuzah reminds us that there is in fact a unifying force that binds together all of the disparate parts of our lives. That unifying force is our mission as Jews to reveal G-d’s oneness in the world. As we traverse the thresholds of our lives—be they physical, intellectual, or emotional—we remind ourselves of the words of the Shema: “The L-rd is our G-d, the L-rd is One.” By infusing a G-dly awareness into everything we do, and by using our G-d-given tools to make the world a brighter, kinder, more G-dly place, we unite the fragments of our lives—and of the world—under the cosmic, divine calling of Shema Yisrael. - This video was produced for Lesson 2 of Simple Truths, a course by the Rosh Chodesh Society. The Rosh Chodesh Society is a division of The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute.' from video introduction

Shins of Stone

Video from jerusafilm

"Shins of Stone (Fine Handcrafted Mezuzah Covers)" from video introduction

How to Put Up a Mezuzah by Rabbi Kauffman

Video from Gedalia Kauffman

"This is a video by Rabbi Kauffman of Aish, teaching you how to put up a mezuzah the correct way." from video introduction

This young lady does an excellent job of explaining the Mezuzah and how non-Jews could use it to strengthen their faith!

Should Christians Have a Mezuzah on their Doorpost? Biblical Tradition

"HEY ERE'BODY, let's talk about the Mezuzah! It is a powerful tradition that can show Whom you and your family serve. The mezuzah tells those around us that, "this dwelling place honors God and is dedicated to His services," and is an excellent reminder for us to keep our eye on the prize. The blessing said when posting it on your doorpost: "Blessed are You, LORD our GOD, King of the Universe, Who sanctified us with His mitzvot [the commandments in the Torah which is the first 5 books in the Bible] and commanded us to affix a mezuzah." Some of the symbolism if you are interested in affixin one yourself: - Blue symbolizes divinity - Green symbolizes new beginnings, praise, resurrection, flourishing, restoration - Pink symbolizes a right relationship with the LORD - "Shin" is the Hebrew letter which stands for the name of God Shaddai - Pomegranates hold 613 seeds like the 613 commandments [mitzvot] - The Torah says the Land of Israel is "a land of wheat and barley, and vines and fig trees and pomegranates; a land of olive-trees and honey" which is why many of the mezuzah's have olive trees, pomegranates, wheat, etc. - Tulips symbolize forgiveness - Water lilies symbolize purity and devotion - Roses symbolize presence of angels, joy, and martyrdom - Date trees are popular on mezuzahs and in Israel Isn't it crazy to imagine Yeshua ate dates, pomegranates, and honored the tradition of the mezuzah while He was living on Earth?? Mezuzah online store:" from video introduction

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