Category: Rabbi Yerachmiel Askotzky

What is Mezuzah?

The Bibical source of the mitzvah of mezuzah is found twice in Devarim, Deuteronomy, chapter 6, in the paragraph of Shema Yisroel (4-9) and Chapter 9, in the paragragh of Vehaya Im Shamoa (13-21). The Torah states in both paragraphs:…

Mezuzah Tips

Note: The word mezuzah always refers to the scroll, and the case or cover is always referred to as such. Every mezuzah should be wrapped in a protective wrapping before it is placed in a case. Wax paper, parchment paper, thin plastic…

What is Megillah?

Megillah means “scroll”. Megillot or megillahs (plural) generally refers to the 5 megillahs, which are read from in the synagogue on holidays. Specifically, megillah is most identified with the megillah of Esther (megillat or megillas Esther), which is read on…