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        7/18/2013, Av 11, 5773

      New Mezuzot for Cave of the Patriarchs

      New mezuzot were affixed to a number of doorposts in the Me'arat Hamachpelah Cave of the Patriarchs in Hevron on Thursday. They were removed, last Friday, by Muslim rioters.

      It is significant that the mezuzot should be restored now because they are a sign of the teachings of G-d's unity (Deuteronomy 6:4-9) which is part of this week's Torah portion to be read on Shabbat. The passage is recited at least three times a day in prayer.