Mezuzah Blog — chabad

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?Β 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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Aaron Shaffier

More Mezuzahs for Florida's Government offices!

In October I reported to you that Florida's Governor, Charlie Crist, had affixed a Mezuzah to his office in the Capitol. Crist, as you may have suspected, is not a member of the tribe. Some of you were in favor of this and some against.  Well, I guess that some of the Jewish members of government in Florida felt funny that the Gentile governor had a Mezuzah on his office and they didn't. It seems that House Majority leader Adam Hasner (Jewish) called up Chabad's Rabbi Oirchman and asked him to put up a Mezuzah on his office.  Two weeks...

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