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The mezuzah, to me, is a very powerful symbol. Yes, they famously serve as a reminder for shalom bayis, peace in the home, but that is not what I think about when I see them. The mezuzah sits in the doorpost, the interval between spaces. Whenever I travel from room to room or place to place, I am forced to briefly pause and acknowledge the mezuzah. It silently asks me to reflect on where I have come from, to recognize where I am going, and to remember that Hashem guides me in my path. “Hashem is My God, Hashem is One. Now I can continue with that knowledge in mind as I make my next decision.” I must not take my actions for granted, but understand that Hashem is with me every step of the way. That is what I learn from the mezuzah, and I hope never to forget its lesson.
Dear Jehovah’s Witnesses,
Maybe it’s my fault that when you ring my doorbell at 11 a.m. and my dogs go batshit and I’m still in my PJs and answer the door anyway that you look a little off your game but really?! When I tell you this is a Jewish household and you ask me if I know about the Bible and/or Jesus, that’s just plain embarrassing. I’m glad to educate you about my mezuzah so perhaps you pass that on and avoid harassing folks in the future but when you ask if you can read a bit more about “what it is I believe and come back and discuss it”—hell no. And, yes, I played the cancer card. Showed that scar off, explained that my ‘religion’ was integral to my healing, and that while Jesus may have been a prophet he was not the savior promised in the Old Testament.
Keep it moving, lady. Go sell crazy elsewhere, we’re all stocked up here.
I have just been making posts like crazy. Recently I’ve been thinking about affixing a mezuzah to my door when I move to different places. I feel that Christians sometimes move past their roots and forget Jesus himself was a devout Jewish man, and I find it to be very important to study and understand Judaism to further your knowledge and understanding of Christianity. I am happy to attend Shabbat, and intent to practice Passover especially. I have the utmost respect for the Jewish faith and people, and am always eager to learn more about it and the culture. Does anyone think that, as a Christian, me affixing a mezuzah would offend any Jewish visitors?
I would, though, not use a mezuzah with scripture written by the scribes, because I feel like that is a Jewish holy object, and I would gladly have it in my house, but I feel like it may be offensive to keep a Jewish holy object and use it as a Christian- maybe not- but I’d prefer to not offend anyone. So I’d probably hand write my own Deuteronomy scripture. I would also keep a cross at each door post, including the one with the mezuzah to not cause any misinterpretation or misguide anyone.
I just bought two mezuzah cases online. I was going to treat myself to a shirt from Shalom Shirts but I’ll just put those on my holiday wish list—I don’t think my family would understand the mezuzah deal. They’re shipping from Israel, so it could take a month, but I’m still pretty excited. I got ones with rhinestones on them because I am me.