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Because Mezuzahs must be made according to very exact laws and specifications, only an expert can determine if a Mezuzah is kosher. Some basics: The Mezuzah must be hand-written by a competent scribe on specially prepared parchment with the specific types of quill and ink mandated by tradition.  

All too often, printed or improperly prepared Mezuzahs - or even empty Mezuzah cases - are fraudulently sold. So make sure to purchase your Mezuzahs from a trusted religious source.

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Jewish law teaches that a Mezuzah must be examined by a reliable scribe, at least once every three and a half years. Temperature and weather changes, as well as age, may cause the ink to fade and crack, thereby invalidating the Mezuzah.

A representative of Chabad will make a house call, and visit your home to remove the Mezuzah. After a certified scribe has scrupulously checked them, we shall return them to your home, and re-affix them to their original place.

If they’re Kosher there’s no charge for having them checked, if they need to be replaced, you can get yours with us for a limited time at a 50% discount.

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Do you have a Mezuzah adorning the front door of your home or office? Has the mezuzah been checked to ascertain the scroll has not faded or cracked?

The Gilardian Family - Olney Mezuzah Campaign is offering your first Mezuzah at 50% off, to bring blessing and security to your home, workplace and community.

We will stop by and help you affix your new Mezuzah! Join millions of Jews and over three thousand years of tradition, get your Mezuzah today!

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DID YOU KNOW? 

A mezuzah is not,  contrary to popular belief,  the outer container. The mezuzah is actually the parchment scroll within, on which the “Shema” -- which  declares the oneness  of G‑d -- is handwritten by an expert scribe.

The mezuzah is also a symbol of G‑d’s watchful care over the home. The name of G‑d, Sha-dai, which appears on the reverse side of the parchment, is an acronym for the Hebrew words which mean “Guardian of the doorways of Israel.” The placing of a mezuzah on the doors of a home or office
protects the inhabitants -- whether they are inside or outside.