Archive for May, 2014

jerusalem stone mezuzah

Made In Israel: Shema Polished Jerusalem Stone Mezuzah by Caesarea

One of my personal favorites, the Shema Polished Jerusalem Stone Mezuzah is truly an iconic work of art. The casing of natural Jerusalem stone, hand carved by expert Israeli stone masons and specially treated to recreate the weathered stone look of archeological excavation sites, evokes deep, mystical and primordial feelings of tradition, pride and solidarity. […]

roman mezuzah

An Ancient Roman Mezuzah

I have found the following story to be an inspiring and truly uplifting insight into the role of the Mezuzah in our lives and in our relationship with G-D. In fact, I was so moved when I first heard it, that I immediately made a note to share it with my fellow Mezuzah enthusiasts. I […]

jewish scribe

What Makes a Mezuzah Kosher? Part III: The Scribe.

A mezuzah must be written by a qualified Sofer with special black ink and in quadrilateral (Ashuri) script, the same used to write Torah scrolls. Many sofrim (scribes) write the mezuzah (as they do the Torah scroll and tefillin) with a reed. The Sages of the Talmud explained that the reed reminds us to be […]

wedding glass mezuzah by gary rosenthal

The Romantic Mezuzah

Hi all, my name is Rebecca E. and this is the story of the most romantic (yes you heard correctly, romantic!) Mezuzah I have ever seen, owned or even heard of. It all started around this time last year, when my boyfriend Josh and I went to his parents summer home in the Hamptons for […]