Mezuzah Blog

Aaron Shaffier

We are adding videos to our product pages!

Check this out! We have started to make short video clips of many of our Mezuzahs. We think these clips will really help you picture the product you are looking at and make it easier to choose which Mezuzahs you would like to buy. We hope to add videos to most of our products over the next few weeks. Today we set up the first few and we want you guys to get a sneak preview. Here they are: Spring Blossoms Mezuzah Angel Mezuzah - Blue Silver Mezuzah - Paisley Silver Mezuzah - Ellipse Birchat HaBayit Mezuzah Check them out...

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Aaron Shaffier

What does the Mezuzah have to do with Hanukkah?

The Mezuzah on the Right and the Hanukkah Menorah on the Left The Talmud in Tractate Shabbat states that one should place the Hanukkah Menorah to the left of the door and the Mezuzah to the right. This is referring to the original custom where people would light their Menorahs outside their front door to the left of the door. They would place the Menorah very low to the ground in order to make it perfectly clear that the lights were not for our use, but only to publicize the Hanukkah miracle. By having the Mezuzah on one side and...

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Aaron Shaffier

What is a Mezuzah Doing on an African Hospital?

This one is definitely part of our 'Mezuzahs in Unusual Places" series. The new state-of-the-art La Paz Medical Center has just been inaugurated in Equatorial Guinea by placing a Mezuzah on the front door. You may be wondering what a hospital in the poverty ridden former Spanish colony is doing with a Mezuzah on the front door. The hospital in the port city of Bata has been opened with a lot of help from and Israeli businesswoman named Yardena Ovadia. She has close ties to President Teodoro Obiang. In addition the hospital has many Israeli staff members. Because of this...

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Aaron Shaffier

Which side of the door does the Mezuzah go on?

It's not as simple as you might think... You may think that the answer to this question is simple...It goes on the right side. Indeed it is often that simple. For example the Mezuzah on the front door of your house will always be on the right side as you enter.  Where it can get more confusing is with the Mezuzahs on the internal doors of your home. For example the door between the kitchen and the dining room or between the living room and the dining room. In a situation where you can move through your house in many...

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