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Mezuzah

Mezuzah (Heb., ‘doorpost’). Parchment scroll attached to the doorposts in Jewish houses. According to Deuteronomy 6. 9, Jews are commanded to write the words of God upon the doorposts of their houses. This commandment is fulfilled by fixing a small container, with the words of Deuteronomy 6. 4–9 and 11. 13–21 written on parchment inside, to the right-hand doorpost of every room or gate in the house.

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me·zu·zah / məˈzoŏzə/ (also me·zu·za) • n. (pl. me·zu·zahs or me·zu·zas or me·zu·zot or me·zu·zoth / məˈzoŏzōt/ ) a parchment inscribed with religious texts and attached in a case to the doorpost of a Jewish house as a sign of faith.

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mezuzah a parchment inscribed with religious texts and attached in a case to the doorpost of a Jewish house as a sign of faith. Recorded from the mid 17th century, the word comes from Hebrew mĕzūzāh ‘doorpost’.

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