The Mezuzah (from the Hebrew meaning “doorpost”) is traditionally seen on the doorposts of Jewish houses and is a case containing a parchment with part of the Jewish prayer “Shema Yisrael” , “Hear O Israel”. The parchment is prepared by a qualified scribe, written in black, indelible ink with a special quill pen. The parchement is then rolled up and placed inside the case. The mezuzah case is then fixed to the right-hand door lintel, about one-third of the way down. Mostly, the mezuzah is fixed vertically, but Ashkenazi Jews fix it tilting at the top into the room. The blessing “Blessed are You, יהוה our G-d, King of the Universe, Who sanctified us with His mitzvot, and commanded us to affix a mezuzah” is then recited in Hebrew. Bluewhite has a beautiful range of Mezuzah covers, from wood, glass, aluminium silver, pewter and Jerusalem stone.

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