2 Below is a quick section from a chapter on mezuzah situations from my brand-new publication on the legislations of mezuzos Mezuzah: Divine Defense as well as True Blessing. The purpose of the mezuzah case is to adorn as well as protect the mezuzah scroll. Mezuzah instances ought to be in good condition (מזוזות זכוכית). 3 The situation must be shut off well so that the mezuzah does not obtain destroyed from wetness from the wall4 or from rain.
The instance needs to look considerate and also gorgeous. Each instance should be renewed occasionally5 equally as a person would certainly renew his or her garments as well as various other properties. Exactly how much a lot more so need to one renew the mezuzah instance when it concerns honoring Hashem with the mitzvahs, as it claims, "This is my G-d as well as I will certainly decorate Him."6 It is composed in the name of the Baal Shem Tov7 that it appertains to avoid real estate the mezuzah scroll in an iron case.
This is linked to the regulation that it is forbidden to make use of iron to sculpt the stone Mizbeach (alter). 8 Worrying silver as well as gold mezuzah cases, the Daas Kedoshim9 suggests that it was constantly stayed clear of due to the issue that the instances would certainly be stolen. Nonetheless, several in technique do not make use of any kind of metal mezuzah situations,10 also if there is no concern of them being swiped.
One may not decrease a divine item such as a Sefer Torah, tefillin or mezuzos to a lower station of holiness11 as would be taken into consideration ill-mannered to the mitzvah. 12 A mezuzah situation that was made on Shabbos by a Jew need to not be bought or utilized. 13 Human figures14 (or the sun or moon)15 on a mezuzah situation must ideally be stayed clear of for real estate a mezuzah parchment.
17 It is as a result far better to stay clear of purchasing, making use of, or marketing such mezuzah instances. If one already has such a situation and also one does not wish to do away with it, it seems one could abrade the nose of the toy human porcelain figurine mezuzah case. 18 This mezuzah case is only an account (i.
not a complete 3D picture of a human), as a result, it is exempt to the above discussed guideline. 19 Nevertheless, it appears that it is still appropriate to stay clear of. 20 Pet photos (in general) are not an issue. 21 Nevertheless, for a mezuzah instance, given that one touches it, and some kiss it, it appears a good idea to avoid using this kind of case. See Tur (Yoreh Deah 285). Tractate Sofrim 3:13. Tosfos Bava Metzia 102a. Pischei Shearim 285:25. Shemos 15:2. This is tape-recorded in Daas Kedoshim 289:1 where it is created that he heard that this relates to all metals, nevertheless, the Daas Kedoshim remained in uncertainty if this was likewise stated by the Baal Shem Tov or an audience included it on his own, considering that it is suggested from the Sages that the trouble of shortening one's life just applies to iron (see the Magen Avraham Orach Chayim 180:4).
For the nails that fasten the mezuzah instance to the doorpost are generally made from iron, and also only concerning a table, which is compared to the Mizbeach, exists a problem of having iron (like blades on it during the Birkas Hamazon), yet not so regarding a mezuzah instance. See, nevertheless, the Pischei Shearim (289:86) that refutes this proof given that the nails need to not be contrasted to the instance of the mezuzah because they do not touch the mezuzah straight.
Ibid. See Nesivim Bisdeh Hashlichus Vol. 1 (p. 94)that brings this method in the name of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. See also Pischei Shearim (289:86) that quotes this practice in the name of the Skolia Rebbe. Menachos 32a. R. Moshe Weiner creates: In addition to decreasing the holiness of the tefillin battim, one is disrespecting the tefillin battim (for one needed to drill openings in them).