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Volume 4, No. 20Welcome to the World of Rabbi Riddle.
Rabbi Riddle Says...
National Committee for Furtherance of Jewish Education

Protect Yourself!
  Don't Forget to Say "Thanks!"Awake and Sing!  
In this week's Torah Portion, Bo, G-d commands the Jewish people to place lamb's blood on the doorposts and lintels of their homes. This sign protected them from the Plague of the First Born. Similarly, a kosher Mezuzah on each of our doorposts serves as a sign that protects us today.

  • The Mezuzah contains Torah passages that command us to love G?d and to follow His ways. The letters on the back of a Mezuzah spell one of G?d's holy names. They also stand for the Hebrew words: " Guardian of the Doorposts of Israel."

  • The Mezuzah must be hand?written on parchment, like a Torah scroll. A mistake in one letter disqualifies the entire Mezuzah! Therefore, a qualified scribe should check your Mezuzos at least twice in seven years.

  • We put the Mezuzah on the right side of the door, slanting inward.

Rabbi Riddle's Kwazy Kwestions:
  1. What is the difference between a mezuzah and an insurance policy?
  1. An insurance policy helps you after something happens. A Mezuzah helps you before!

  Don't Forget to Say "Thanks!"Awake and Sing!  

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