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How to roll a Mezuzah scroll

Posted on July 18, 2011 by Aaron Shaffier | 8 comments
Every now and then people ask us how to roll up a Mezuzah scroll.  When you purchase a one of our Kosher Mezuzah scrolls, you will receive it already rolled up and wrapped in plastic wrap for protection. But you may need to roll the scroll yourself after you get it checked or just because you were curious and couldn't help opening up the scroll to look at it. 

We made this handy guide to help you understand how to roll your Mezuzah scroll:

How to roll a Mezuzah scroll
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  • Guy Wheat

    I received a Mezuzah from a friend and the scroll only has the Torah verses on one side and nothing on the obverse. There is no “Shadai” on the back side. Do I need to make one of my own or even purchase one?

  • Harold

    I always wear a tiny gold Filigree style Mezuzah on a chain around my neck, just over an inch long and contains a tiny paper scroll which over time disintegrated. I purchased a replacement scroll which is wrapped in nylon tape or something to protect it, and I can’t see the “Shaday” on the paper through the protective layer. Does it matter how the scroll in installed in such a tiny Mezuzah that is worn on your person? Thanks for your help and kindness.

  • Ross Best

    Thanks Aaron,

    I would be happy to do that. However, it will have to wait until I get home from work in about 8 more hours.


  • Aaron Shaffier - MezuzahStore.com


    Something sounds fishy. If you email me a photo of the scroll to Aaron@MezuzahStore.com I’d be happy to let you know what I can tell from the picture.


  • Ross Best

    Well, I tried to explain to my wife that there are critical differences in a Kosher and non-Kosher scroll. So, there is one obvious difference. While I realize that Hebrew is written from right to left, I do not read Hebrew. At this point it matters little, the scroll is obviously wrong and I intend to tell the proprietor of the establishment where my wife purchased it. I suppose it must have other mistakes.

    Thank you so much for your help.

  • Aaron Shaffier - MezuzahStore.com

    Hi Ross,

    Since Hebrew is written from right to left and Shema is the first word of the Mezuzah, I can’t understand how the word Shema could be on the left? Am I missing something?


    Aaron Shaffier

  • Ross Best

    Thank you for such a perfect example of rolling the scroll. My ‘Shema’ is at the left of the top yours is shown at the right. Does that matter? The word ‘sha-dai’ is shown correctly when it is rolled.
    Thank you,

  • Suzanne

    Thanks for helping me roll a new Mezuzah Scroll for a new Mezuzah. I hope I rolled all my other ones properly, but I just can’t take all of the Mezuzahs down to assure myself. They were put up years ago with my following a traditional Jewish book.


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