My Mezuza

My Mezuzah
My Mezuzah

My object is my mezuzah. 
A mezuzah is hung on doors (but not bathroom doors). My mezuzah came from Israel when my grandma traveled there before I was born. She got this mezuzah while she was on her trip and gave it to my family. They decided to put it on my bedroom door. I chose my mezuzah because it is something I see everyday and because it is important to Jewish culture. My mezuzah is made of aluminum, but other mezuzot (Hebrew for mezuzahs) can be made from other metals or glass.
Mezuzot have a piece of parchment with a prayer on it taken straight out of the Torah. The prayer is called “shema” which means “listen” in English. At the top of mezuzot there is the Hebrew letter “shin” (ש) to stand for “shema”. Hanging mezuzot is like having a piece of the Torah on our doors which symbolizes commitment to it and to Jewish culture.

Place(s): Isreal

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Relationship:  Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more