Category Archives: In the News

Mezuzah now adorns MP Mark Adler’s Toronto office

Rabbi Joseph J. Zaltzman, senior rabbi, Jewish Russian Community Centre of Ontario, says the blessing as he affixes a <a href=””>mezuzah</a> to the doorpost at York Centre MP Mark Adler’s constituency office in Toronto last week. Adler said he had fulfilled the mitzvah of having a mezuzah placed on the doorpost of his Ottawa office […]

The Times, They are- a- Changing?

  The Talmud Gittin 45b states that Sifrei Torah, tefillin and mezuzah scrolls are considered kosher only when written by certain select groups of specially trained scribes.  Women, as a category,  are not mentioned to be among them. However, in 2003, Canadian born Aviel Barclay became the world’s first known ‘traditionally’ trained female sofer. Since […]

A Mezuzah on the Manhattan Borough President’s Comptroller Campaign HQ

Scott Stringer, Manhattan’s Borough President and candidate for City Comptroller, affixed a mezuzah, a Jewish symbol of protection, to the door of his campaign headquarters this week, perhaps seeking help from a higher power in his campaign battle against former New York Governor Elliot Spitzer. In a photo submitted to The Algemeiner, Stringer, who is […]

Clothes-shredding and Mezuzah- kissing: Israelis Urged to Go Religious to Stop Violence

We all know that in hard times, religious rituals offer comfort and community. And as Israelis feel increasingly fearful and alone as the wave of terror shows no signs of abating, it should come as no surprise that there is an uptick in those turning to Jewish practice to give them the strength to get […]

Young Jewish Professionals Affix Mezuzas for Israel

The Young Jewish Professionals of Los Angeles—a Chabad center for young adults—has launched a new Mezuzah initiative that offers kosher Mezuzah’s to those who do not yet have them for the token cost of $5. The Chabad led Mezuzah campaign calls for young Jewish professionals all over the country to affix Mezuzahs to the doorposts […]

New ECJS Initiative Offers 5,000 Free Mezuzot

The European Center for Jewish Students (ECJS) recently celebrated its first full decade of operation by holding a long awaited Asian convention in the Turkish city of Istanbul, a historic landmark city that straddles the continents of Europe and Asia. The Brussels-based Jewish Youth Organization, gathered in the famous city —boasting such iconic sites as […]

Eco-Friendly Mezuzah’s for an Eco-Friendly Cabin

The Pearlstone Center of Reisterstown, MD. is a picturesque retreat and conference center that features farming apprenticeship, environmental awareness training, educational and spiritually vitalizing programs. Earlier this month, the Pearlstone retreat celebrated it’s latest addition; a high-efficieny, four-season cabin built from sustainable and recycled materials. Included in the project where a number of handcrafted, homemade […]