Collection of Mezuzot cases and Kosher Scrolls
Browse our large collection of Mezuzot, from traditional to unique modern designs. You can order the scroll too, according to size, tradition and quality of writing. Among our satisfied customers are the Israeli Parliament (Knesset) and Bezek, the national communications firm.
At aJudaica, we have a special room where scribes ply their ancient craft with quills and ink, on parchment. The words are painstakingly written using the techniques commanded for creating these holy Mezuzah Scrolls, prepared by size and quality as per your order. p>
Proud testimony to a Jew’s identity and loyalty
A mezuzah, affixed to the doorpost of every room is a proud testimony to a Jew’s identity and loyalty. It is an expression of faith in the A-mighty’s trustful protection and in His presence hovering over the home. It is a common Jewish custom to touch the mezuzah every time one enters a room and then to kiss the fingers - a reassuring reminder of G-d’s protection of every Jew - no matter who or where he is.
Basically, the mezuzah is a small parchment scroll inscribed with specified verses from the Torah. It is rolled up and inserted in a decorative wooden or metal case that is affixed within the top third on the right hand side of the entrance. The source for the mezuzah is the Torah command “Write them on the doorframes of your homes and your gates.” From these terse words, rabbinic law has established detailed regulations that specify how the Mezuzah scroll should be prepared and where and when it should be placed.
A G-d fearing Jewish scribe painstakingly writes the 22 lines of the text on kosher parchment using a kosher quill. He is fully conversant with the specific laws regarding the formation of the letters and he will spend many hours working on the small mezuzah parchment before he is satisfied that it fully meets the requirements of Jewish law. The mezuzah text has 713 letters and before the parchment receives the certificate attesting to its kashrut, each letter will be thoroughly checked to ensure that it has been properly written in the correct formation.
All Jews – religious and non-religious alike -recognize the significance and importance of the mezuzah and seek this Divine protection for their homes and places of work. In recent years, the market has been flooded with fraudulent mezuzot that are posul – invalid for use. So, when you make this important purchase, it is vital that you ensure that it is of the highest quality, meeting all the specifications of Jewish law. It is important to check that it carries an authentic certificate, guaranteeing that it is strictly kosher, meeting the highest standards of Jewish law.
In addition to the intense care devoted to the parchment scroll inserted in the mezuzah, Jews have always lavished their love on producing artistic mezuzah cases. Exhibitions of mezuzah cases during the ages display exquisite pieces of art produced from precious metals or wood in innumerable designs and figurations. This in keeping with the Rabbinic interpretation of the verse, “This is my G-d and I will beautify Him” – religious objects should be attractive and regal and aesthetically pleasing. So, whether the mezuzah is given a casual glance or is lightly brushed with your fingers, its beauty will add spiritual depth to your home and is a vibrant reminder of its precious message.
THE POWER OF THE MEZUZAH!
A mezuzah will move even hearts of stone. The following story is related in the Talmud…
Some sixty years after the destruction of the Second Temple, the wicked Roman Empire ruled Israel, persecuting Jews and trampling underfoot anyone who observed Torah. At that time, the royal prince, Onkelos, nephew of the hated emperor Hadrian, fled from the Roman court of wealth and luxury and converted to Judaism, spending his days studying Torah and purifying his soul.
When Hadrian discovered that his nephew had betrayed him, he was furious. He sent a group of soldiers to bring him in chains to Rome. Onkelos with his pure heart and sincere words made such a deep impression on the soldiers that they converted to Judaism and did not fulfill their mission. The emperor sent another group of soldiers and they too, overcome by the lofty soul of Onkelos, also converted. In desperation, Hadrian sent a third group of soldiers forbidding them to engage in any discussion with Onkelos. They faithfully obeyed but as they led Onkelos in chains out of his home and saw how he joyfully kissed the mezuzah, they could not resist asking him in astonishment to explain why he was so happy when he was being led to a certain death.
Onkelos replied, “When a human king sits in his royal palace, there are platoons of soldiers at the gates and at every door, standing guard, ready to pay with their lives to protect his royal highness. In contrast, look at the protection provided by the King of Kings, the A-mighty Himself. We, His servants, sit quietly inside our homes and He protects us from outside through the mezuzah that we affix to the entrance of every room. We kiss the mezuzah when we enter and when we leave and we are sheltered with His royal shield. Should I not feel joy with such a safeguard!”
The soldiers were so convinced by these heartfelt words that they too converted and became disciple of Onkelos.