Mezuzah Blog — ashkenazi

Aaron Shaffier

Lettering Styles

Question:I recently learned about the concept of Mezuzot and I’m totally into it! My question is, should I buy Ashkenazi, Sephardi, or Chabad Mezuzot and what’s the difference between them? Answer:Congratulations! Affixing Mezuzot on your doorways is an important step to take in your Judaism journey. The only difference between Ashkenazi, Sephardi, or Chabad is the lettering style. The actual content of all Mezuzot is always the same. Ashkenazim (Jews originating from Europe) generally write in the style described by the Rabbi Yosef Karo (16th century) in his book "Bet Yosef". Chasidic communities with Ashkenazi roots generally follow the tradition of...

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