Do you have a Mezuzah on your door?

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  1. hammerkill

    hammerkill Allegheny General

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    Just moved into a new(old) house and thinking about putting one on the door to cover all the bases. What are the rules and regulations?
     
  2. dan1488

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    NO, why would I
     

  3. hammerkill

    hammerkill Allegheny General

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    You sound like a friendly fellow.:rollsmiley:
     
  4. Ragnar

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    Are you Jewish? If you are, do it. If you're not, I don't see what it would help.
     
  5. KalashniKEV

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    Yes.

    Two, actually...
     
  6. Dyerbill

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    Well I am Jewish so I have one on my front and back doors of which I use everyday........I almost never say the blessing.....but they do remind me of my G-d
     
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  7. Mrs. VR

    Mrs. VR Sharon, you will be missed.

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    Well I doubt it's going to fool G_d, but I doubt it would hurt anything. We do have a big Buddha statue in our house, after all ;)

    If you buy one from a Jewish book store, they will give you directions, as well as try to sell you a kosher scroll, which in my opinion would be kind of silly for you to spend the extra on, but I'm by no means the expert here.

    Eta: forgot to answer, yes, we have quite a few, on interior rooms as well as front and back. I have a new one I got in Israel and I've been trying to decide where I want it to go.
     
  8. VELO

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    Had to google that one. Very interesting. There was one of those on a house I once bought. I always wondered what it was.

    I don't know how accurate it is but the Wiki page has information about the rules and regulations you asked about.
     
  9. harlenm

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    I don't have one, probably should though.
     
  10. M&P15T

    M&P15T Well I'll Be Dipped!!!

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    I think it will ward-off vampires.

    Other than that, I'm unsure of their use.
     
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    It's meaningful in a Jewish household, we have one on every door except to the bathrooms.
     
  12. JMS

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    Instead of hanging crosses all around the house like Christians, we have mezzuzah's.
     
  13. SFCSMITH(RET)

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    Interesting.. I try to know a bit about the various customs and laws of most religions, one I had never heard of.. which seems odd since some research shows it to be the MOST followed law among the Jewish population.

    Some of the boxes available are quite nice.
     
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    I knock on a lot of doors in neighborhoods where I am holding open houses or have homes listed for sale. They help me identify Jewish families and I try not to bother them on saturdays. Might keep salesmen away?
     
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    A Mezuzah functions better if you are within the Eruv.
     
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    Rabbi The Bombdiggity Lifetime Member

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    Yes. I have one on every door way, arch, opening and gate in the house, except those to bathrooms and rooms considered too small in Jewish law.
     
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    One on the front door and one on the side door.

    Hang it on the top third of the right door post, and slant it so the top is pointing in.
     
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    Why would I want to put a Medusa on my front door???
     
  19. Mrs. VR

    Mrs. VR Sharon, you will be missed.

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    Would come in handy in the event you need to turn someone to stone!
     
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    We have one brought back to us by a friend from Israel this year. We haven't put it up. We aren't Jewish, and didn't want to offend anyone by putting it up.