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The Menorah gets a Mezuzah

The Menorah- Chabad Jewish Center is the largest and most elaborate Chabad House built to date. The edifice was dedicated today by Mr. Gennandy Bogolubov, the President of the Dnepropetrovsk Jewish Community. The mezuzah for the banquet hall was affixed in a ceremony by the Chief Rabbi of Russia and Chabad Shliach to Moscow, Rabbi Berel […]

“An Article of Hope”

“An Article of Hope” is a new documentary which will be screened on October 20th at the Oshman Family Jewish Center in Palo Alto, California. This one hour film recaps the life of Ilan Ramon, a heroic ace fighter pilot, squadron leader of the 1981 attack on Iraq’s nuclear facility, and Israel’s first astronaut in […]

Totally Free…No Kidding………These people are serious!

The Ashdod Religious Council in Israel earnestly encouraged the city’s residents to have their tefillin and mezuzahs inspected during Elul. For free. That’s right. This month has always been the customary time for Jews the world over to take stock of themselves spiritually as well as for checking up on the ‘spiritual health’ of some […]

…And the last Line is the Punch line

A yeshiva student who was visiting in San Diego, California last week told me the following: He stopped at a rather large modern home for the purpose of checking out the site for the upcoming Sukkot holiday on instructions from the homeowner, with the intent of measuring the perimeter of the patio to determine the […]

Cringe Worthy Culture

As far as authentic Jewish culture is concerned, I’m not so sure that a certain Hollywood actress would, as the expression goes, know it if she fell over it. One can only wince at her good intentions but scanty knowledge about a certain item of religious significance which she heavily publicized and wore around her […]

The World’s Largest Mezuzah: Again

Well, once again, in our super-sized world, where only hand held personal devices need to be micro-sized, we have, this September, another ginormous mezuzah. It is yet the newest contender in a series, donated by philanthropist Shmuel Flato-Sharon. The sofer commissioned was Rav Zalman Michaelshvilli, and the ultra-modern design is said to be influenced by […]

“Largest Mezuzah” installed at the Kotel

What is said to be the largest mezuzah in the world has been placed at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Kotel Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz and Israeli businessman Shmuel Platto-Sharon placed the mezuzah, one of the 3 designed by Salvador Dali, the late prominent Spanish surrealist painter. “The mezuzah is a testament to safe gaurd the […]

Happy July 4th From Mezuzah Master

This American Flag Mezuzah is a great way to diplay your patriotism and Jewish pride. Each signed Mezuzah case is an original handcrafted design that has been kiln fired. It takes about 12 hours from the inception of a piece until the process is complete. Many of the designs require multiple firings. The Artist enjoys […]

The Mezuzah Needs Federal Protection

It is a fundamental requirement of Jewish law that all Jews place a mezuzah on the doorpost of their home. Jewish law actually requires that it be placed on the right side of every room in the home–excluding the bathroom. A mezuzah is a piece of parchment which contains two handwritten paragraphs from the Torah. […]

Tenant refuses to remove mezuzah