Mezuzah 2


The Mitzva

of Mezuza





It is a mitzva for all Jews to have mezuzot on their doorposts. If you would like to buy a mezuza, have an existing one checked, or you need help affixing a mezuza, please call our office at 905-709-7770.

We sell kosher mezuzot at cost price and also have a variety of attractive mezuza covers to choose from. We will be happy to answer any of your questions about this important mitzva, and even come to your home to supervise the installation of a mezuza.

What is the mitzva of mezuza?

A mezuza is not, contrary to popular belief, the outer container. The mezuza is actually the parchment scroll within, handwritten by an expert scribe known as a sofer. It contains the "Shema" — a biblical passage declaring the oneness of G‑d and the devotion of the Jewish people to Him. The mezuza is then placed in a cover or case made of glass, wood, metal or any other material and, upon recitation of a blessing, affixed onto the doorpost.

In addition to its role as a declaration and reminder of our faith, the mezuza is also a symbol of G‑d's watchful care over the house and its dwellers. The name of G‑d, Sha-dai, which appears on the reverse side of the parchment is an acronym for the Hebrew words which mean "Guardian of the doorways of Israel." The placing of a mezuza on the doors of a home or office protects the inhabitants — whether they are inside or outside.

Through the observance of this mitzva  we introduce a measure of spirituality and security into our homes. The Torah also promises that anyone who carefully observes the mitzva of mezuza will lead a longer, richer life, as will their descendants; as Deuteronomy 11:21 states: "so that you will prolong your days and the days of your children..."