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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Mezuzah

Eclectic mezuzahs tell stories of their times, their owners

By Bill Motchan, Special to the Jewish Light March 30, 2021

There are a few sacrosanct features of a mezuzah. The Shema, two portions of Deuteronomy, is included on the scroll. It must be hand-inscribed by a kosher scribe on kosher parchment. On the other side of the scroll, the name of God is inscribed.“A few...

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