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Painting by Maurycy Gottlieb
 
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"Inscribe them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates (Deuteronomy 6:9)."
The mezuzah affixed to the doorposts of Jewish homes is a parchment scroll written by a Sofer-Stam (authorized scribe of Torah scrolls, phylacteries and mezuzot) with Biblical excerpts from Deuteronomy 6:4-15: "Hear, O Israel (Shma Israel);" and Deuteronomy 11:13-21: "If, then, you obey the commandments." More

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