2 Below is a brief area from a phase on mezuzah instances from my new publication on the laws of mezuzos Mezuzah: Divine Protection and True Blessing. The objective of the mezuzah case is to decorate and protect the mezuzah scroll. Mezuzah instances must remain in great condition (מזוזות זכוכית). 3 The case must be closed off well so that the mezuzah does not get wrecked from moisture from the wall4 or from rain.
The situation ought to look considerate as well as stunning. Each situation should be renewed occasionally5 equally as someone would certainly restore his/her clothing and also other properties. Exactly how much more so must one renew the mezuzah situation when it comes to honoring Hashem with the mitzvahs, as it claims, "This is my G-d and also I will certainly adorn Him."6 It is created in the name of the Baal Shem Tov7 that it is appropriate to prevent real estate the mezuzah scroll in an iron situation.
This is connected to the legislation that it is forbidden to use iron to chisel the rock Mizbeach (alter). 8 Worrying silver and gold mezuzah cases, the Daas Kedoshim9 suggests that it was always prevented as a result of the problem that the instances would be swiped. However, many in practice do not use any kind of sort of metallic mezuzah situations,10 also if there is no issue of them being taken.
One may not reduce a holy product such as a Sefer Torah, tefillin or mezuzos to a reduced terminal of holiness11 as would certainly be thought about disrespectful to the mitzvah. 12 A mezuzah instance that was made on Shabbos by a Jew ought to not be purchased or utilized. 13 Human figures14 (or the sun or moon)15 on a mezuzah situation ought to ideally be prevented for real estate a mezuzah parchment.
17 It is therefore far better to avoid acquiring, using, or offering such mezuzah cases. If one currently has such a case and also one does not intend to remove it, it appears one might abrade the nose of the plaything human porcelain figurine mezuzah case. 18 This mezuzah situation is only a profile (i.
not a full 3D photo of a human), for that reason, it is exempt to the above stated policy. 19 Nonetheless, it appears that it is still appropriate to prevent. 20 Animal images (as a whole) are not a trouble. 21 Nevertheless, for a mezuzah instance, because one touches it, as well as some kiss it, it appears a good idea to prevent using this kind of situation. See Tur (Yoreh Deah 285). Tractate Sofrim 3:13. Tosfos Bava Metzia 102a. Pischei Shearim 285:25. Shemos 15:2. This is recorded in Daas Kedoshim 289:1 where it is written that he heard that this relates to all metals, nonetheless, the Daas Kedoshim remained in uncertainty if this was additionally said by the Baal Shem Tov or an audience added it on his own, since it is suggested from the Sages that the issue of shortening one's life just puts on iron (see the Magen Avraham Orach Chayim 180:4).
For the nails that affix the mezuzah situation to the doorpost are typically made from iron, and also just worrying a table, which is compared to the Mizbeach, exists a problem of having iron (like blades on it throughout the Birkas Hamazon), but not so relating to a mezuzah instance. See, nonetheless, the Pischei Shearim (289:86) that refutes this evidence considering that the nails ought to not be compared to the case of the mezuzah because they do not touch the mezuzah directly.
Ibid. See Nesivim Bisdeh Hashlichus Vol. 1 (p. 94)who brings this technique in the name of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. See likewise Pischei Shearim (289:86) that estimates this technique in the name of the Skolia Rebbe. Menachos 32a. R. Moshe Weiner creates: In addition to reducing the righteousness of the tefillin battim, one is disrespecting the tefillin battim (for one needed to pierce holes in them).