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Mezuzah

The mezuzah is a small box containing parchment on which are written the words of the Shema (Judaism’s most central prayer). It is affixed to the doorpost of a Jewish home in order to fulfill the commandment to “inscribe [the words of God] upon the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”

Synonyms: Mezzuzah, Mezuza, Mezzuza

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