The Mezuzah and why I am hanging one on my doorpost.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
2 days ago, God told me to "think Passover" and then to buy a Mezuzah. I called a Jewish friend and she didn't know where to get one - time to google it.
"And thou shall write them upon the doorposts of thy house and on thy gates." That is the commandment found in the Book of Deuteronomy, verse 6, line 9. That is the reason for the mezuzah, the item affixed – at an angle – to the doorpost of a Jewish home.
Now, I know people think this is only for Jewish people. But think for just a minute; when Moses wrote the book of Deuteronomy, there were NO Christians.
While some people think that only Jewish people can hang a Mezuzah, this is not so. There is even a Mezuzah for Christians and it quotes John 15:16 (Hebrew And English), and I am going to affix a Mezuzah to my doorpost as soon as it arrives.
I grew up in a Housing Project after WWII and a huge percentage of the inhabitants were Concentration Camp Refuges. So I was used to seeing mezuzahs hanging on most doors in my building.
I know I have one from my paternal grandmother but I'm not sure where I put it.