2 Below is a brief section from a chapter on mezuzah instances from my brand-new book on the laws of mezuzos Mezuzah: Divine Defense and Blessing. The function of the mezuzah instance is to embellish as well as protect the mezuzah scroll. Mezuzah situations should be in great problem (https://www.minhastam.com/פקק לבקבוק יין). 3 The situation needs to be blocked well to ensure that the mezuzah does not get destroyed from wetness from the wall4 or from rain.
The situation must look considerate and lovely. Each instance needs to be restored occasionally5 simply as someone would certainly restore his or her garments and other possessions. Exactly how a lot extra so must one restore the mezuzah situation when it involves honoring Hashem with the mitzvahs, as it states, "This is my G-d and also I will certainly embellish Him."6 It is created in the name of the Baal Shem Tov7 that it is appropriate to stay clear of housing the mezuzah scroll in an iron case.
This is linked to the legislation that it is forbidden to make use of iron to chisel the rock Mizbeach (alter). 8 Concerning silver and also gold mezuzah situations, the Daas Kedoshim9 recommends that it was always prevented due to the issue that the instances would be swiped. Nevertheless, lots of in technique do not use any kind of kind of metal mezuzah situations,10 also if there is no issue of them being swiped.
One may not lower a holy thing such as a Sefer Torah, tefillin or mezuzos to a lower terminal of holiness11 as would certainly be considered disrespectful to the mitzvah. 12 A mezuzah situation that was made on Shabbos by a Jew ought to not be bought or made use of. 13 Human figures14 (or the sun or moon)15 on a mezuzah situation ought to preferably be stayed clear of for real estate a mezuzah parchment.
17 It is as a result far better to stay clear of buying, utilizing, or marketing such mezuzah cases. If one currently has such a situation and one does not wish to eliminate it, it appears one might rub off the nose of the toy human porcelain figurine mezuzah instance. 18 This mezuzah situation is only an account (i.
not a full 3D picture of a human), for that reason, it is exempt to the above mentioned regulation. 19 Nonetheless, it appears that it is still appropriate to stay clear of. 20 Pet photos (generally) are not a trouble. 21 Nevertheless, for a mezuzah instance, given that one touches it, as well as some kiss it, it appears a good idea to stay clear of 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 tape-recorded in Daas Kedoshim 289:1 where it is written that he heard that this puts on all steels, however, the Daas Kedoshim remained in question if this was likewise said by the Baal Shem Tov or a listener added it on his very own, since it is suggested from the Sages that the issue of reducing one's life just relates to iron (see the Magen Avraham Orach Chayim 180:4).
For the nails that fasten the mezuzah instance to the doorpost are usually made from iron, as well as only worrying a table, which is compared to the Mizbeach, is there a problem of having iron (like knives on it during the Birkas Hamazon), yet not so pertaining to a mezuzah instance. See, nevertheless, the Pischei Shearim (289:86) that refutes this proof considering that the nails ought to not be contrasted to the instance of the mezuzah because they do not touch the mezuzah straight.
Ibid. See Nesivim Bisdeh Hashlichus Vol. 1 (p. 94)who brings this method in the name of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. See likewise Pischei Shearim (289:86) who quotes this practice for the Skolia Rebbe. Menachos 32a. R. Moshe Weiner writes: In addition to reducing the holiness of the tefillin battim, one is disrespecting the tefillin battim (for one needed to pierce holes in them).