The Power of the Mezuzah

Loren Kantor
4 min readJun 3, 2023

The word mezuzah in Hebrew means “doorpost.” It refers to an ornamental case affixed to the right door frame on Jewish homes. Jewish families mark their houses in fulfillment of a commandment appearing twice in the Torah that prayers should be written “upon the doorposts of your house and upon your gates.” The mezuzah is the dividing line between the chaos of the outside world and the sanctity inside a Jewish home.

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Loren Kantor

Loren is a writer and woodcut artist based in Los Angeles. He teaches printmaking and creative writing to kids and adults.