2 Below is a short area from a chapter on mezuzah situations from my new book on the regulations of mezuzos Mezuzah: Divine Security and also True Blessing. The function of the mezuzah instance is to adorn and secure the mezuzah scroll. Mezuzah cases ought to remain in great condition (בית מזוזה). 3 The situation needs to be shut off well to ensure that the mezuzah does not obtain spoiled from moisture from the wall4 or from rain.
The case should look respectful and beautiful. Each case needs to be renewed occasionally5 simply as somebody would restore his/her apparel as well as various other belongings. Just how much more so must one renew the mezuzah situation when it involves honoring Hashem with the mitzvahs, as it states, "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 situation.
This is linked to the legislation that it is forbidden to make use of iron to chisel the stone Mizbeach (alter). 8 Worrying silver as well as gold mezuzah cases, the Daas Kedoshim9 suggests that it was constantly avoided because of the worry that the situations would be swiped. Nonetheless, many in method do not use any type of kind of metallic mezuzah cases,10 even if there is no problem of them being taken.
One might not reduce a holy thing such as a Sefer Torah, tefillin or mezuzos to a reduced station 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 used. 13 Human figures14 (or the sun or moon)15 on a mezuzah situation ought to preferably be avoided for real estate a mezuzah parchment.
17 It is as a result far better to stay clear of purchasing, using, or marketing such mezuzah instances. If one currently has such a situation and one does not desire to obtain rid of it, it seems one might abrade the nose of the toy human porcelain figurine mezuzah instance. 18 This mezuzah situation is only a profile (i.
not a complete 3D picture of a human), therefore, it is exempt to the above pointed out policy. 19 However, it appears that it is still proper to avoid. 20 Animal pictures (as a whole) are not a trouble. 21 However, for a mezuzah instance, considering that one touches it, and some kiss it, it appears a good idea to prevent utilizing this kind of case. See Tur (Yoreh Deah 285). Tractate Sofrim 3:13. Tosfos Bava Metzia 102a. Pischei Shearim 285:25. Shemos 15:2. This is tape-recorded in Daas Kedoshim 289:1 where it is written that he listened to that this relates to all steels, however, the Daas Kedoshim remained in uncertainty if this was also claimed by the Baal Shem Tov or a listener added it on his very own, since it is implied from the Sages that the trouble of reducing one's life only uses to iron (see the Magen Avraham Orach Chayim 180:4).
For the nails that fasten the mezuzah case to the doorpost are normally made from iron, as well as only worrying a table, which is likened to the Mizbeach, exists an issue of having iron (like blades on it throughout the Birkas Hamazon), but not so pertaining to a mezuzah situation. See, nonetheless, the Pischei Shearim (289:86) that refutes this evidence because the nails must not be compared to the situation of the mezuzah due to the fact that they do not touch the mezuzah straight.
Ibid. See Nesivim Bisdeh Hashlichus Vol. 1 (p. 94)that brings this practice in the name of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. See likewise Pischei Shearim (289:86) that quotes this technique for the Skolia Rebbe. Menachos 32a. R. Moshe Weiner creates: Along with decreasing the reverence of the tefillin battim, one is disrespecting the tefillin battim (for one needed to drill holes in them).