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Dear Rabbi, I am making a needlepoint cover case for a mezuzah and there are two inserts available. One is hand-written, the other one is reproduced. Is there a religious difference, or just a price difference?

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I’ve seen people kiss the mezuzah when leaving or entering their home. My question is: Why? Btw, I really enjoy the questions and answers you post in your weekly Shabbat Shalom newsletter. Thanks!

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The mezuzah on the door to my room was put up many years ago. I’m planning to change the case on the mezuzah for a new and decorative one that I received as a present. I was wondering if perhaps the writing on the mezuzah also should be checked when I replace the case. It’s been a long time, but I don’t really have any reason to suspect there’s a problem. Thanks for this wonderful service.

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As a vegan, I was wondering if there is any way to make a kosher vegan mezuzah? Is it dictated by Jewish law (not simply tradition) that it must be written on animal parchment?

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Can you explain the significance of having a mezuzah on your house and its power to guard the household, as opposed to it being just a superstitious belief? Thank you!
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OS 243I am making a needlepoint cover case for a mezuzah and there are two inserts available. One is hand-written, the other one is reproduced. Is there a religious difference, or just a price difference?
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