2 Below is a brief area from a phase on mezuzah cases from my brand-new book on the legislations of mezuzos Mezuzah: Divine Security and Blessing. The purpose of the mezuzah case is to adorn and safeguard the mezuzah scroll. Mezuzah instances need to remain in great problem (מידע נוסף). 3 The case ought to be blocked well to make sure that the mezuzah does not get spoiled from wetness from the wall4 or from rain.
The instance must look considerate and also lovely. Each case ought to be renewed occasionally5 just as a person would certainly renew his/her clothing and also other ownerships. Exactly how a lot more so must one renew the mezuzah situation when it involves recognizing Hashem with the mitzvahs, as it claims, "This is my G-d and also I will certainly decorate Him."6 It is written in the name of the Baal Shem Tov7 that it appertains to prevent real estate the mezuzah scroll in an iron instance.
This is attached to the legislation that it is prohibited to utilize iron to carve the rock Mizbeach (modify). 8 Worrying silver and also gold mezuzah cases, the Daas Kedoshim9 suggests that it was always stayed clear of as a result of the worry that the situations would be taken. Nonetheless, several in practice do not use any type of metallic mezuzah situations,10 even if there is no concern of them being swiped.
One may not reduce a divine item such as a Sefer Torah, tefillin or mezuzos to a lower station of holiness11 as would be considered disrespectful to the mitzvah. 12 A mezuzah situation that was made on Shabbos by a Jew ought to not be acquired or used. 13 Human figures14 (or the sunlight or moon)15 on a mezuzah case must ideally be avoided for real estate a mezuzah parchment.
17 It is therefore better to avoid acquiring, using, or marketing such mezuzah situations. If one currently possesses such a situation and also one does not intend to remove it, it seems one can abrade the nose of the plaything human porcelain figurine mezuzah situation. 18 This mezuzah situation is only an account (i.
not a complete 3D picture of a human), therefore, it is exempt to the above mentioned rule. 19 However, it appears that it is still correct to prevent. 20 Pet pictures (in basic) are not a problem. 21 Nonetheless, for a mezuzah instance, given that one touches it, and also some kiss it, it appears advisable to prevent utilizing this kind of instance. 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 created that he listened to that this uses to all steels, nonetheless, the Daas Kedoshim remained in uncertainty if this was additionally claimed by the Baal Shem Tov or an audience included it on his own, considering that it is indicated from the Sages that the issue of shortening one's life only applies to iron (see the Magen Avraham Orach Chayim 180:4).
For the nails that affix the mezuzah situation to the doorpost are generally made from iron, as well as just concerning 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 regarding a mezuzah instance. See, nevertheless, the Pischei Shearim (289:86) that refutes this proof since the nails must not be contrasted to the case of the mezuzah because they do not touch the mezuzah directly.
Ibid. See Nesivim Bisdeh Hashlichus Vol. 1 (p. 94)who brings this practice in the name of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. See likewise Pischei Shearim (289:86) who estimates this technique in the name of the Skolia Rebbe. Menachos 32a. R. Moshe Weiner composes: Along with reducing the reverence of the tefillin battim, one is disrespecting the tefillin battim (for one needed to pierce holes in them).