Posts Tagged ‘mezuzah’

“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 […]

…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 […]