Traditionally, a mezuzah is hung on door frames of Jewish homes. Original mezuzahs, which contain scripture passages from the Torah, were written on parchment paper, but now there are all different types of mezuzah caseswww.TraditionsJewishGifts.com sells Mezuzahs in hundreds of different shapes, colors and designs. We also sell the kosher Mezuzah parchment.
The mezuzah is hung on the right doorpost as one enters the room. The mezuzah is positioned at the bottom of the upper third of the doorpost and should be hung slightly in a slanted position so that the top points toward the inside of the room.
Nowadays, people wishing to buy a mezuzah can get a different one for each room of the house, except for the bathrooms. Families can place stone mezuzahs on the doorframe entering the house, silver mezuzahs on bedroom doorframes, glass mezuzahs on kitchen doorframes and even pewter mezuzahs on the frames of special rooms.
The purpose of hanging a mezuzah on a doorframe is that its text contains a passage that blesses the room or domicile. Keeping the commandment of a mezuzah brings long life and protection for members of the home.
Also, every mezuzah that is attached to a doorway adds to God's protection of people everywhere. The letters Shin-Daled-Yud (the name of God) are written on the back of mezuzah. Some say those letters also stand for Shomer Daltot Yisrael, which means Guardian of the Doors of Israel.
Some of the sterling silver mezuzahs are ornate enough to hang in the entrance of a fine dining room, while other silver mezuzahs make a nice gift for the birth of a child. That holds true for pewter mezuzahs, too.
When ready to buy a mezuzah, check the wide selection of different types of mezuzahs at Traditions Jewish Gifts, where there is a mezuzah for every décor and budget.
Learn More About A Mezuzah Here. Read About What A Mezuzah Is And The English Translation Of The Mezuzah Prayer. Find Out How To Hang A Mezuzah And The Blessings Said When You Hang A Mezuzah.