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In Honor Of Jewish Pride For Poway, Chabad Center Will Sponsor Your First Mezuzah

  • A Response To Tragedy

    Our hearts are shattered by the cold-blooded attack on our brothers and sisters -Jews of all walks of life - gathered at Chabad-Lubavitch of Poway on Shabbat and the final day of Passover .

    In an act of unfathomable hatred and evil, Jews gathered for prayer and celebration faced a killer.

    As a sister Chabad House here in Natick, Massachusetts, this hit incredibly close to home.  It left us pondering: What can we do?  How can we show Chabad of Poway, and Jews all over the world, that we stand together in face of this great evil?  How do we articulate that "Evil has not won"?

    A Little Light Dispels A Lot of Darkness

    Central to the teachings of Chabad in general, and something we try to impart in our Hebrew School, Shul, Community Programs and Events, is the strength of the individual to influence his or her surroundings for the good.  We are emboldened by the idea that a small act of goodness and kindness has the power to change the whole world.  

    As Rabbi Goldstein said just moments after the attack: "We are going to stand tall, we are going to stand proud of our heritage. If a little light can dispel a lot of darkness, than many lights can truly illuminate the whole world."

    Lori Kaye was murdered while in Synagogue as a proud Jew; her death might tell us that we should hide in the woodwork and not let others know of our heritage.  But her life tells a different story.  Her life tells us to show the world we are proud to be Jewish and we will not hide.  

    In honor of Lori Kaye, Chabad Center of Natick will be delivering the quintessential symbol of Jewish Pride: The Mezuzah.  And we ask you, if you have not already done so, to affix it to your door in an act of solidarity with Lori Kaye, A"H.  If you already have a Mezuzah, please consider adding one to another room of your home, for increased blessing.  

    Please join below:

  • A Mezuzah is a parchment scroll that has been written by a professionally trained scribe. Every Mezuzah contains the exact same inscription, including two portions of the Torah that discuss the Jewish Faith, as well as the Shema Yisrael: "Hear O Israel, the Lord Our God, the Lord is One."

    The Mezuzah is traditionally attached to the doorposts of a Jewish home. It is a symbol of G‑d's watchful care over the house and its dwellers. 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 â€" whether they are at home or away.

    To receive your Mezuzah, fill out our online form below. We will contact you to set up a convenient time to have the Mezuzah put up.

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