What is a Mezuzah and does it bring good luck?
The actual meaning of the word Mezuzah means “doorpost”. Mezuzot (plural of Mezuzah) are hung on the upper right side, tilted forward of the many doorposts of the home.
It is customary to touch the Mezuzah every time its doorway is passed through and kiss the fingers that touched it to simulate kissing the Mezuzah itself to bless the person passing through. “Kissing” the Mezuzah has also become customary for many who believe it to be a symbol of good luck.
The Mezuzah prayer scroll is rolled up and inserted into a wooden or metal casing that is unique and artistic in design.
Do you have to be Jewish to own a Mezuzah? The answer is NO.
For instance…The doorways inside a Brooklyn Art Deco building are studded with an assortment of Mezuzot of all sizes and styles: wood, pewter, simple, gaudy, elegant. The people behind those doors are also an assortment: Catholics, Baptists, Christians, Episcopalians, Buddhists, atheists and of course, Jews.
One of the residents, a performance artist who discovered a Mezuzah on the doorway of her second-floor apartment when she moved in, states: “I love mine!”. Although she was raised Catholic, it never crossed her mind to take down this symbol of a Jewish household. “It’s a very beautiful one,” she said, running her fingers over the raised Hebrew lettering on its tarnished but ornate metal casing.
In war-time, soldiers have been known to carry a Mezuzah in their pockets to deflect enemy bullets. It has also been observed of a nun who dropped her purse, and among the contents that fell out was a Mezuzah!
It goes without saying that a Mezuzah representing your favorite team(s), college, music themes, and more belong in any home.
With so many designs to choose from, your doorposts are covered and blessed!
Gift boxed and ready for giving. Precision cut from mahogany wood, hand-painted, and based on high quality anodized aluminum with self-adhesive backing. Includes non-kosher scroll.