Category Archives: Mezuzah

New Resources Added – Yadin, Totafot, Rashi and Rabbenu Tam

New Resources Added! Primary Sources Shut Min HaShamayim – Responsa of one of the Ba’alei HaTosafot, who asked God for answers – as to the question of Rashi v. RT Tfillin Articles Tfllin from Qumran – Yigal Yadin – first … Continue reading

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Menachot 33b – Mezuzah: Mitzvah or Magic?

[The theme of mezuzah as amulet or mitzvah is discussed in an article-length treatment by Martin Gordon in an article that appeared in Tradition, and is available on our Resources page.  I thank Michael Fruchter for bringing my attention to … Continue reading

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Menachot 33 – Mezuzah Standing Up, Lying Down, and as a Door Bolt

Today in the daf (Menachot 33a), Rav Yehudah in the name of Rav states that if a mezuzah is placed like a nail, or bolt, that it is invalid.   The Gemara then tells of the mezuzot in Rebbe’s house … Continue reading

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