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Why is it important to have KOSHER Mezuzahs?

by Rabbi Shlomo Chein

  

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There is no magic in the ink or parchment of the Mezuzah. A mezuzah is special because it serves as a conduit for Divine blessings for a home and its inhabitants, and it is only effective as such when it meets the specifications dictated by G-d in the Torah—both the Written and Oral laws.

It is sort of like a web address which is a portal to specific information you are seeking. As we all know all too well, it only serves as a portal if the URL is typed into the address field exactly as it is supposed to be. If it has even one extra or missing letter it is no longer a portal to the information you were seeking, but rather some random useless letters on your computer screen.

It is sort of like a web address which is a portal to specific information you are seeking
There are many scribes who are certified to inspect Mezuzahs to see if they are Kosher. You can get help finding one by contacting your local Chabad Rabbi (www.chabad.org/centers), or by visiting www.esofer.com.


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Torah
Torah is G–d’s teaching to man. In general terms, we refer to the Five Books of Moses as “The Torah.” But in truth, all Jewish beliefs and laws are part of the Torah.
Kosher
Literally means "fit." Commonly used to describe foods which are permitted by Jewish dietary laws, but is also used to describe religious articles (such as a Torah scroll or Sukkah) which meet the requirements of Jewish law.
Chabad
Chabad, an acronym for Wisdom, Knowledge, and Understanding, is the name of a Chassidic Group founded in the 1770s. Two of the most fundamental teachings of Chabad are the intellectual pursuit of understanding the divine and the willingness to help every Jew who has a spiritual or material need.
Mezuzah
A rolled up scroll containing certain verses from the Torah which is affixed to the right-hand doorpost of doorways in a Jewish home.
Mezuzahs
Plural form of Mezuzah. Rolled up scrolls containing certain verses from the Torah which are affixed to the right-hand doorposts of doorways in Jewish homes.
G-d
It is forbidden to erase or deface the name of G-d. It is therefore customary to insert a dash in middle of G-d's name, allowing us to erase or discard the paper it is written on if necessary.