2 Below is a short section from a chapter on mezuzah situations from my brand-new publication on the legislations of mezuzos Mezuzah: Divine Defense and also True Blessing. The purpose of the mezuzah case is to adorn and also protect the mezuzah scroll. Mezuzah instances should be in excellent problem (https://www.minhastam.com/ברכת מזוזה). 3 The instance ought to be blocked well to ensure that the mezuzah does not get destroyed from dampness from the wall4 or from rain.
The situation ought to look considerate and beautiful. Each instance ought to be renewed occasionally5 just as somebody would restore his/her clothing and also various other properties. Just how much more so need to one renew the mezuzah situation when it concerns recognizing Hashem with the mitzvahs, as it states, "This is my G-d as well as I will certainly embellish Him."6 It is composed in the name of the Baal Shem Tov7 that it appertains to stay clear of real estate the mezuzah scroll in an iron situation.
This is linked to the law that it is restricted to make use of iron to chisel the rock Mizbeach (alter). 8 Worrying silver as well as gold mezuzah situations, the Daas Kedoshim9 recommends that it was constantly avoided as a result of the concern that the cases would be stolen. However, numerous in technique do not use any type of type of metal mezuzah situations,10 also if there is no problem of them being stolen.
One might not lower a divine product such as a Sefer Torah, tefillin or mezuzos to a reduced terminal of holiness11 as would be considered rude to the mitzvah. 12 A mezuzah case that was made on Shabbos by a Jew must not be purchased or utilized. 13 Human figures14 (or the sun or moon)15 on a mezuzah instance need to preferably be prevented for housing a mezuzah parchment.
17 It is for that reason far better to prevent buying, utilizing, or selling such mezuzah situations. If one already possesses such a case as well as one does not desire to do away with it, it seems one might scrub off the nose of the plaything human figurine mezuzah case. 18 This mezuzah case is only an account (i.
not a full 3D photo of a human), therefore, it is not subject to the above discussed policy. 19 Nonetheless, it appears that it is still proper to avoid. 20 Animal pictures (generally) are not an issue. 21 Nevertheless, for a mezuzah case, since one touches it, and also some kiss it, it appears recommended to avoid using this type of situation. See Tur (Yoreh Deah 285). Tractate Sofrim 3:13. Tosfos Bava Metzia 102a. Pischei Shearim 285:25. Shemos 15:2. This is videotaped in Daas Kedoshim 289:1 where it is written that he heard that this relates to all metals, however, the Daas Kedoshim was in uncertainty if this was additionally said by the Baal Shem Tov or a listener included it on his very own, given that it is implied from the Sages that the trouble of shortening one's life only puts on iron (see the Magen Avraham Orach Chayim 180:4).
For the nails that affix the mezuzah situation to the doorpost are usually made from iron, and just concerning a table, which is likened to the Mizbeach, is there an issue of having iron (like blades on it throughout the Birkas Hamazon), however not so relating to a mezuzah instance. See, however, the Pischei Shearim (289:86) who refutes this proof given that the nails need to not be compared to the instance of the mezuzah since they do not touch the mezuzah straight.
Ibid. See Nesivim Bisdeh Hashlichus Vol. 1 (p. 94)who brings this technique for the Lubavitcher Rebbe. See additionally Pischei Shearim (289:86) that quotes this technique in the name of the Skolia Rebbe. Menachos 32a. R. Moshe Weiner creates: In addition to lowering the reverence of the tefillin battim, one is disrespecting the tefillin battim (for one needed to pierce openings in them).