Like a Reed: the Message of...

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5 FACSIMILE OF A MEZUZA ( Due to its holiness, G- d’s name is not fully reproduced here.) WHY MEZUZAS MUST BE WRITTEN ON PARCHMENT One of the goals of the Jewish religion is to teach people to redirect their animalistic instincts from the physical world to God’s service. This does not mean that people should suppress their desires through constant fasting or self- affliction. Instead, we should satisfy our  bodily needs with the intention of thereby being better able to serve G- d. 25 The  mezuza, which contains the basic tenets of Judaism written on the skin of an animal, symbolizes  this concept of employing one’s animal drives in the service of G- d. 26 Home

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FRONT MATTERTitle PageCopyright PageLIKE A REED: THE MESSAGE OF THE MEZUZAMezuza Teach Social JusticeWhere Not To Put Mezuzas One Should Always Be Flexible Like a Reed and Not Unyielding Like a Cedar. That is Why the Reed Deserves To Be Made into a P G-d Guard Your Coming and Going Now and Forever Mezuzas Remind Us of Whats is Really Important in LifeFacsimile of a MezuzaWhy Mezuzas Must Be Written on ParchmentThe Mezuza Testifies to G-d's ExistenceTranslation of the Text of the MezuzaA Message of BrotherhoodThe Mezuza and the Hanukkah LightsA Unique CommandmentMezuzas and Meaning to LifeWhy Mezuzas Must Be Handwritten and Not PrintedWhy the Letters of the Mezuza Must Not Touch One AnotherMezuzas Do More Than Merely Decorate the DoorwayEleven Rules about MezuzasOne Final WordNOTES
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