Monday, December 10, 2012

Mezuzahs in the malls


If  these are the days you are looking for a silly, I mean unusual gift, how about a mezuzah *  in the shape of a Muppet or a superhero or bearing your favorite college team's name?

I saw them in the window of a gift shop here where the Ben-Yehuda pedestrian mall meets Jaffa Street.
Since the advent of the tram last year, most of Jaffa St. has also become a pedestrian mall.
Just don't forget and stroll onto the tracks because the tram will honk at you.
*Properly speaking, the Hebrew word mezuzah (meaning doorpost) refers to the handwritten parchment scroll inside the outer case.

Read all about proper mezuzahs at my post Mezuzot  in s-p-a-c-e
(A post for Our World Tuesday.)
Happy 3rd candle of Chanuka tonight!


Rob Mandy said...

A Muppet mezuzah??? No way!
To answer your question, Dina: as my second job is teaching, I get the Christmas, Easter and summer holidays off. Back to the good old 39 hours week, yeah!

Spiderdama said...

Well, I have one and that's enough. It is not so glaring in color as these.
It is a nice thing.. I would just notice it more often and remember what words I put in it -of course I do:-)

Fun60 said...

They look really colourful. A lovely present for the Christmas stocking.

VP said...

I always found a mezuzah near the door of my hotel rooms in Israel!

Gary said...

Great post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Cloudia said...

Never THOUGHT about that! When you are used to something in one form.....would using one of these new ones be "cheating" in that putting a MEZ on your door is an act of courage for some assimilated folks.

I have an old style one, tilted the wrong way! But it does it's job of reminding me to be grateful for going out and coming home.

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RuneE said...

That must be the perfect gift for the person who has everything :-)

eileeninmd said...

They do look colorful, but I do not have one. It would make a cute present. Have a great day!

Norma Ruttan said...

I knew about the item, but I'm not sure that I've heard what it is called. I treasure being enlightened about your faith. Indeed it is the foundation of mine.

Anonymous said...

What an unusual present - very creative!

Jesh St Germain said...

I was at a celebration of one of my friends with a new home - the door post and key - so meaningful!

Sara said...

Ha ha . . . I spy the Los Angeles Lakes and Ohio State University among those mezuzahs! they are a long way from home . . .

Kay said...

They do look rather cute. I hope your Chanukah week is going beautifully!