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Meaning of mezuzah

me•zu•zah

Pronunciation: (mu-zooz'uSeph. Heb.mu-z&oomacr-zä'Ashk. Heb.mu-zoo'zu), [key]
— pl. -zu•zoth, -zu•zot, -zu•zos -zu•zahs.
  1. a parchment scroll inscribed on one side with the Biblical passages Deut. 6:4–9 and 11:13–21 and on the other side with the word Shaddai (a name applied to God), inserted in a small case or tube so that Shaddai is visible through an aperture in front, and attached by some Jews to the doorpost of the home.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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