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The Mezuzah in Judaism

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Silver Mezuzah PendantWhy is the Mezuzah Important in Judaism?

The mezuzah is a small, decorative wall hanging that includes within it a prayer scroll. Most people know this and can recognize one, but why is the mezuzah so important in Judaism?

The scroll within the mezuzah has the words of the Shema, or the Shema Yisrael on it, which is one of the more important prayers in the Jewish faith. The prayer talks about always remembering the words of God and honoring them at all times. It’s a prayer of recognition that God is…

Jerusalem, the Holy Land and Judaism

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Star of David made in the Holy Land Jerusalem is one of the holiest cities on the planet. The city has been in existence for well over 5,000 years and has been the focus of both religious devotion and intense and violent conflict centered on religious ideals. Jerusalem is not only an important city for Judaism, but it is also an important city in the Christian and Muslim faiths. This multifaceted importance is the main reason why…

Bar Mitzvah-What is it?

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

What is a Bar Mitzvah? Author: Jacob Lumbroso Ancient Jewish texts convey the idea that along with puberty comes responsibility for one’s own actions. The idea of accountability, goes back even further. Samuel ha-Kaman (i.e.the small) wrote at the close of the first century that the completion of the thirteenth year marks the age for […]