How to Affix a Mezuzah

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A Mezuzah is a small parchment scroll upon which the Hebrew words of the Sh’ma and the V’ahavtah are handwritten by a Scribe. Mezuzah scrolls are carefully rolled up, put inside decorative cases and affixed on the doorposts of Jewish homes, according to Deuteronomy 6:5-9, “These words, which I am

Tisha B’Av & the Shabbat of Consolation

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This coming shabbat is one of the special Shabbats in the traditional Jewish calendar. It is known as Shabbat Nachamu (Shabbat of Consolation), based on the opening words of the Haftorah (Isaiah 40:1-26): “Nachamu, nachamu, ami – Comfort, comfort my people” (v. 1). Shabbat Nachamu is always read on the Shabbat following