2 Below is a brief area from a phase on mezuzah situations from my brand-new book on the laws of mezuzos Mezuzah: Divine Defense and also True Blessing. The objective of the mezuzah situation is to adorn and secure the mezuzah scroll. Mezuzah instances need to remain in good condition (מזוזות זכוכית). 3 The case needs to be shut off well to ensure that the mezuzah does not obtain destroyed from wetness from the wall4 or from rainfall.
The case must look respectful as well as stunning. Each case needs to be restored occasionally5 equally as a person would restore his/her apparel and also various other possessions. Just how much more so should one restore the mezuzah situation when it pertains to recognizing Hashem with the mitzvahs, as it says, "This is my G-d and I will embellish Him."6 It is created in the name of the Baal Shem Tov7 that it appertains to stay clear of housing the mezuzah scroll in an iron case.
This is linked to the legislation that it is restricted to use iron to carve the stone Mizbeach (modify). 8 Worrying silver as well as gold mezuzah situations, the Daas Kedoshim9 suggests that it was always prevented because of the worry that the situations would be taken. However, several in technique do not use any kind of sort of metallic mezuzah instances,10 also if there is no worry of them being stolen.
One may not reduce a divine thing such as a Sefer Torah, tefillin or mezuzos to a lower terminal of holiness11 as would certainly be taken into consideration ill-mannered to the mitzvah. 12 A mezuzah case that was made on Shabbos by a Jew must not be purchased or made use of. 13 Human figures14 (or the sunlight or moon)15 on a mezuzah situation need to ideally be stayed clear of for housing a mezuzah parchment.
17 It is consequently much better to avoid purchasing, using, or offering such mezuzah instances. If one already owns such a situation and one does not wish to remove it, it appears one could scrub off the nose of the plaything human figurine mezuzah situation. 18 This mezuzah situation is just a profile (i.
not a full 3D photo of a human), for that reason, it is exempt to the above pointed out policy. 19 However, it appears that it is still proper to prevent. 20 Pet images (in basic) are not a trouble. 21 However, for a mezuzah situation, considering that one touches it, and some kiss it, it appears suggested to avoid using this sort of case. 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 relates to all metals, however, the Daas Kedoshim was in question if this was additionally said by the Baal Shem Tov or an audience included it on his own, considering that it is implied from the Sages that the issue of reducing one's life only puts on iron (see the Magen Avraham Orach Chayim 180:4).
For the nails that attach the mezuzah situation to the doorpost are generally made from iron, and just concerning a table, which is likened to the Mizbeach, exists a trouble of having iron (like blades on it during the Birkas Hamazon), but not so regarding a mezuzah case. See, nevertheless, the Pischei Shearim (289:86) that refutes this proof considering that the nails should not be contrasted to the case of the mezuzah due to the fact that they do not touch the mezuzah directly.
Ibid. See Nesivim Bisdeh Hashlichus Vol. 1 (p. 94)who brings this technique in the name of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. See also Pischei Shearim (289:86) that estimates this method in the name of the Skolia Rebbe. Menachos 32a. R. Moshe Weiner composes: Along with decreasing the virtuousness of the tefillin battim, one is disrespecting the tefillin battim (for one needed to drill holes in them).