Definitions

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  • n. Alternative spelling of mezuzah.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A piece of parchment bearing the Decalogue and attached to the doorpost; -- in use among orthodox Hebrews. The term is also used to refer to the small case containing this scroll, together with the biblical inscription inside. The text is usually taken from Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and 11:13-21.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. religious texts from Deuteronomy inscribed on parchment and rolled up in a case that is attached to the doorframe of many Jewish households in accordance with Jewish law

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Examples

  • Their home is adorned with the usual Jewish accessories, including a large mezuza affixed to the doorpost.

    Man in the Middle

  • This is or will be the cover to MezuzaZine, which is going to be just what it sounds like — practical halachos, cool stories, trivia, and other mezuza-related writings and drawings.

    call for submissions — Mezuza zine | Jewschool

  • Basic Halacha of putting up a mezuza and which doorposts need them and which do not

    call for submissions — Mezuza zine | Jewschool

  • Funny PSA style advertisements with pictures of homes, Jews, and their mezuza choices feel free to share ideas! send submissions and questions to mezuzazine at gmail.com

    call for submissions — Mezuza zine | Jewschool

  • And this says that, if you qualify otherwise, you can't be discriminated against in applying for a grant to do social service work if you have a cross on the wall or a mezuza on the door of if you praise God in your mission statement.

    CNN Transcript Feb 7, 2002

  • I was to feel awe for the bit of parchment in the _mezuza_ over the door; to dread lest a bit of butter should touch a bit of meat; to think it beautiful that men should bind the _tephillin_ on them, and women not, -- to adore the wisdom of such laws, however silly they might seem to me.

    Daniel Deronda

  • The squabble about holiday decor unfolded just a few doors down from the site of a historic quarrel about religious symbols that started five years ago, when leaders of Shoreline Towers condominiums removed the mezuza from the doorpost of an elderly resident, citing the building's ban on door-front displays.

    News - chicagotribune.com

  • Though previous debates about whether residents can attach a mezuza or a crucifix to their doorposts have been settled and incorporated into law, holiday decorations have become the latest tinderbox.

    News - chicagotribune.com

  • A mezuza at the doorway of Guo Yan's house in Kaifeng, where traces of a thriving Jewish community remain.

    NYT > Travel

  • We were surrounded by signs that supported Ms. Guo's statement: A mezuza was attached to the door frame.

    NYT > Travel

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