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Agudath Israel of America issues mezuzah warning

Mainstream Judaica stores found to be selling invalid mezuzahs. If you think you're getting a bargain, think again.

Agudath Israel of America issues mezuzah warningplayer

Police arrest mezuzah-burning Arab

Police, IDF, arrest Arab who ripped mezuzah from doorpost, smashed its case, and tried to burn the parchment.

Police arrest mezuzah-burning Arab

Horrific: Arab yanks mezuzah off doorpost - and burns it

Arab construction worker pulls mezuzah off doorpost, breaks its case with a hammer, and burns the parchment.

Horrific: Arab yanks mezuzah off doorpost - and burns it

Mezuzahs placed at Indiana University in solidarity with Jewish students

Hundreds of mezuzahs have been placed across Indiana University campus in response to mounting incidents of antisemitism.

Mezuzahs placed at Indiana U in solidarity with Jewish students

Homosexuality and the Synagogue

There is no reason for a synagogue to ask members about their sexuality.

Homosexuality and the Synagogue

Second Gentleman's favorite memory: Putting mezuzah on VP's house

Doug Emhoff, husband of US Vice President Kamala Harris, describes most meaningful moment of the past year to him.

2nd Gentleman's favorite memory: Putting mezuzah on VP's house

Indiana University task force to tackle campus anti-Semitism

Task force to deal with increase in campus anti-Semitism in light of recent serious incidents, including theft of dozens of mezuzahs.

Indiana University task force to tackle campus anti-Semitism

Mezuzah vandalized at George Washington University

Incident comes only days after a Torah in the university’s Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity house was desecrated.

Mezuzah vandalized at George Washington University

Maine man says he was evicted from apartment after refusing to remove mezuzah

Maine Human Rights Commission to take up case of Jewish man who says he was evicted from apartment after refusing to take down mezuzah.

Maine man says he was evicted from apt for not removing mezuzah

Mezuzah stolen from Northeastern University's Hillel House

A Mezuzah was torn down at the Hillel House of Boston's Northeastern University over the weekend, with police opening an investigation.

Mezuzah stolen from Northeastern University's Hillel House

Mezuzah stolen from Jewish student's door at Tufts University

Police at Massachusetts college investigating anti-Semitic incident but so far there are no suspects.

Mezuzah stolen from Jewish student's door at Tufts University

Jewish student at Uni of British Columbia has mezuzah stolen and vandalized

The incident in which the mezuzah was vandalized by three people was reported to the police as a hate crime.

Jewish student at Uni of British Columbia has mezuzah stolen

Mezuzot vandalised in London suburb with large Jewish population

Mezuzot stolen, defaced and stomped on in Borehamwood, a suburb to the north of London, UK.

Mezuzot vandalised in London suburb with large Jewish population

Netherlands: Mezuzah smashed, swastika carved at Jewish student's home

Maastricht University student comes home to find his home vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti, mezuzah ripped from door.

Netherlands: Swastika carved at Jewish student's home

Haredi celeb and Israeli models team up to affix mezuzah

Melech Zilbershlag, Eden Pines, and Mishel Gerzig affix mezuzah at Emunah Bet Elazraki Children's Home in Netanya

Haredi celeb and Israeli models team up to affix mezuzahplayer

Missionaries in Israel selling fake mezuzahs

"Messianic Jews" in Israel selling empty mezuzot cases bearing Christian symbols to Russian-speaking Jews.

Missionaries in Israel selling fake mezuzahs

Gantz affixes new mezuzah at his home

Hours before his departure for Washington, Defense Minister affixes mezuzah with help of Chabad emissary in Rosh HaAyin.

Gantz affixes new mezuzah at his home

Chief Rabbi David Lau: Stop kissing mezuzahs to lower coronavirus risk

Israel chief Ashkenazi rabbi asks Jews to stop kissing mezuzahs because of coronavirus, European rabbinical group publishes own directives.

Chief rabbi: Stop kissing mezuzahs to lower coronavirus risk

Watch: Jewish student teaches mezuzah thief a lesson

Maddy Gun, Jewish student and member of Chabad on Campus at MSU, had her mezuzah ripped of her doorpost. This is what she did.

Watch: Jewish student teaches thief a lesson

IDF installs mezuzahs on doorposts of soldiers' bunks

IDF places 6,000 mezuzahs on doorposts of soldiers' living quarters, says anyone missing a mezuzah should speak to his unit rabbi.

IDF installs mezuzahs on bunk doorposts

Haifa woman arrested for vandalizing mezuzahs

About six months ago, the suspect was arrested for similar acts and criminal proceedings were opened against her.

Haifa woman arrested for vandalizing mezuzahs

Deri: 'Shas is the mezuzah of the Likud'

Shas launches election campaign; Deri: 'We went to elections because of one man: Liberman; We supported and support Netanyahu.'

Deri: 'Shas is the mezuzah of the Likud'player

California bill will ensure the right to hang mezuzahs

New bill bars landlords and condominium associations from banning 'display of religious items' on doorframes.

California bill will ensure the right to hang mezuzahs

Vandals smear feces on mezuzah in Haifa

Haifa woman returns home to find mezuzah at her front door desecrated with feces. 'Something has happened to this neighborhood.'

Vandals smear feces on mezuzah in Haifa

The Christian Senator asked for a mezuzah

Senator Mike Lee, who is close to the administration, asked the head of the Shomron Council to affix a mezuzah at the door of his office.

The Christian Senator asked for a mezuzahplayer

Mezuzah repression: A new sign of the times?

Jewish people use mezuzahs to identify a Jewish home, but in 2018 anti-Semitism put mezuzahs under attack.

Mezuzah repression: A new sign of the times?

UK company apologizes for threatening to strip tenants’ mezuzahs

British housing company issues apology after it threatened to strip Jewish tenants' mezuzahs.

UK company apologizes for threatening to strip tenants’ mezuzahs

Mezuzahs Room By Room

Many Jewish homes choose to have a different mezuzah to match the mood, function, and decor of each unique room.

Mezuzahs Room By Room

French Jewish family told to remove mezuzah outside apartment

'We remind you no personal object may be presented in public areas, request you move mezuzah inside; Thank you for your understanding.'

French Jewish family told to remove mezuzah outside apartment

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo puts mezuzah in Governor's mansion

Governor Cuomo receives mezuzah from Jewish school, places it at entrance to official residence in state capital of Albany.

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo puts mezuzah in Governor's mansion

Everything you need to know about the mezuzah

Mezuzahs hang on every Jewish doorpost across the world, but how much do you really know about the iconic little boxes?

Everything you need to know about the mezuzah

Judaica Fact-file: Mezuzah

Found on Jewish doorways across the world, the mezuzah is an instantly recognizable icon for Judaism. But what is the mezuzah?

Judaica Fact-file: Mezuzah

Hurricane Harvey survivor distributes mezuzahs to those in need

Chava Gal-Or has been distributing mezuzahs for free to Jewish hurricane victims.

Hurricane Harvey survivor distributes mezuzahs to those in need

Army Rabbinate neglecting mezuzahs?

NGO claims that many army bases have invalid mezuzahs - or none at all.

Army Rabbinate neglecting mezuzahs?

Mezuzah stolen from Manhattan home

Rabbi says New York police refused to process a complaint after a mezuzah was stolen from his Manhattan home, claims he is not the first.

Mezuzah stolen from Manhattan home

Radio hosts blast 'Respect the Mezuzah' campaign

Anti-religious radio presenter Natan Zehavi lashes out at 'primitive' new campaign encouraging respect for mezuzahs.

Radio hosts take aim at 'Respect the Mezuzah' campaign

World's Biggest Mezuzah a Guinness World Record?

Traditional parchment casing fashioned in gold and silver is nearly six feet high. Will it set a record?

World's Biggest Mezuzah Submitted to Guinness World Records

Severe Mezuzah Shortage in the IDF

One man's investigation indicates the IDF buys 6,000 mezuzahs annually but only 15% are kosher.

Severe Mezuzah Shortage in the IDF

Synagogue Worshippers 'Sick' Over Desecration

Congregants at a Ra'anana synagogue were shocked to discover the scrawling - in blood - of swastikas and crosses on mezuzahs.

Ra'anana Residents 'Sick' Over Synagogue Desecration

Bedouin Woman Gets 12 Years for Triple Infanticide

A Bedouin woman who cruelly murdered her 3 children and wounded the fourth will be free in five years's time.

Feminist-Era Justice: Woman Gets 12 Years for Triple Infanticide