Mezuzas and Gentiles

Nice story in the New York Times about gentiles “inheriting” mezuzas from former Jewish owners. They take care of and respect them. Happy Yom Kippur, if that’s permissible.


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3 responses to “Mezuzas and Gentiles

  1. Red

    This is a very nice article — we (gentiles) “inherited” a mezuza when we bought our house here in mid-country Greenwich, and have left it in place for nearly 20 years. It seemed wrong to remove it, and it is a charming reminder that the house had a life before we moved in.

  2. The Duke of Deception

    Agreed – very nice story.

    The Duke rented an apartment on E. 77th in NYC in 1980. There was a mezuza on the door jamb which was there when he left, because the Duke had no idea what it was (sheltered childhood in Princeton and all that).

  3. EOS

    I believe it’s correct form to wish someone a Good Fast, not Happy Yom Kippur. It is a day of atonement.