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Young Jewish Professionals Affix Mezuzas for Israel

The Young Jewish Professionals of Los Angeles—a Chabad center for young adults—has launched a new Mezuzah initiative that offers kosher Mezuzah’s to those who do not yet have them for the token cost of $5. The Chabad led Mezuzah campaign calls for young Jewish professionals all over the country to affix Mezuzahs to the doorposts […]

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New ECJS Initiative Offers 5,000 Free Mezuzot

The European Center for Jewish Students (ECJS) recently celebrated its first full decade of operation by holding a long awaited Asian convention in the Turkish city of Istanbul, a historic landmark city that straddles the continents of Europe and Asia. The Brussels-based Jewish Youth Organization, gathered in the famous city —boasting such iconic sites as […]

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America’s Oldest Man Affixes New Mezuzah

At 111 years old, Mr. Alexander Imich has been officially verified as the oldest living man in the United States and the second oldest in the world. Imich lives alone in an apartment in Manhattan’s  Upper West Side where he has lived since 1965. Imich, a polish born chemist who has survived two world wars, […]

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Eco-Friendly Mezuzah’s for an Eco-Friendly Cabin

The Pearlstone Center of Reisterstown, MD. is a picturesque retreat and conference center that features farming apprenticeship, environmental awareness training, educational and spiritually vitalizing programs. Earlier this month, the Pearlstone retreat celebrated it’s latest addition; a high-efficieny, four-season cabin built from sustainable and recycled materials. Included in the project where a number of handcrafted, homemade […]

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Mezuzah Counterfeiters Exposed

Police and special agents of the Chief Rabbinate Kashrus Enforcement Unit have uncovered a startling and deeply concerning counterfeit mezuzah scroll making operation. According to agents involved in the investigation, the counterfeiting operation used a new and sophisticated method to create very high quality counterfeit mezuzahs. The printing plates used to forge these mezuzahs were […]

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Respectful Reddit User Turns to Online Users for Mezuzah Advice

Reddit User ‘booradius’ Finds Mezuzah And Respectfully Asks Advice of Online Jewish Community It’s not everyday that you hear the word Mezuzah associated with the popular social and entertainment website ‘reddit’, however, thanks to the admirable efforts of reddit user ‘booradius’, in his attempt to find the most respectful way of removing a mezuzah he found […]

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NYPD Comissioner Ray Kelly Presented with Silver Mezuzah

Famous among the local New York Jewish communities for his part in the foiled Riverdale synagogue bombing attempt, NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly has been a tireless advocate for community safety throughout his 12 years in office. During Kelly’s reign as commissioner, the city’s police force has forged strong ties both within the Jewish community at […]

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Mezuzahs, Hurricane Sandy and Artist Gary Rosenthal

Long Island N.Y. was one of the few stretches of northeast coastline that bore the brunt of last years infamous “Superstorm” Sandy, a titanic uber-hurricane that pounded the New York-New Jersey area. Today, little more than a year later, there are still a number of communities in some of the harder-hit areas that are struggling […]

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Belmont Village Gives the Gift of A Mezuzah

Belmont Village in Scottsdale  AZ gave its Jewish residents a Hanukkah gift that keeps on giving: Mezuzahs for their doorposts. Residents were presented with traditional ornate Mezuzahs at a dinner party celebrating the first night of Hanukkah that also included Latkes, Matzah ball soup and a menorah lighting. Bernie Makowsky told the story of Hanukkah […]

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Cave of Machpelah Mezuzah Vandalized Yet Again.

For the second time in less than a month, Muslims tore out a Mezuzah from a door at the sacred and hotly contested Cave of Machpelah, the holy resting place of the biblical patriarchs and matriarchs. The vandalism took place at a time when the cave was open only to Muslims. It was documented by […]