Kosher parchment scroll (klaf) written by an Israeli scribe (called a Sofer Stam in Hebrew). Size 7, which is 2 3/4 x 2 1/2 inches or 7cm. This mezuzah scroll will fit most mezuzah cases.
This is the scroll that is put inside the mezuzah cases. It contains the Jewish prayer, the Shema, beginning with the phrase: "Listen, Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is One." Mezuzot are placed on entry doors to fulfill the Biblical commandment to proclaim the Shema "on the doorposts of your house and on your gates."
These are Ashkenazi style - written on animal skin without bleaching so the natural beauty of the skin shows through.
The terms: basic or upscale refer to graded levels of excellence. Basic parchments meet minimal requirements. Upgraded is a more advanced level of craftsmanship. All kosher scrolls are written by an experienced Israeli Sofer (scribe). These scrolls are beautiful, legibly handwritten and meet stringent standards of Kashrut. Each scroll is checked both by a second Sofer and by computer at a special institute in Jerusalem.
It is traditionally believed that the Mezuzah scroll protects the household members physically and spiritually. Therefore it should be clearly handwritten by a professional scribe on a Kosher animal parchment. All these criteria make the scroll kosher.
With each purchase comes a note with the blessing and basic instructions for attaching the Mezuzah to the doorpost.
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