in Judaism, parchment contained in a decorative case, inscribed with Torah verses, placed on right sides of doors and doorposts

A mezuzah is a box with a scroll in it. Jews put on mezuzahs their doors.[1][2] The mezuzah is written by a Jewish scribe called a Sofer.

Most people put their mezuzah on the front doorpost, but halakha requires that every room with 36 square feet (but not bathrooms) should have a mezuzah on the right side of the doorpost.

There are 4 different types of writing styles for Mezuzahs: Beis Yosef, Arizal, Sephardi and Alter Rebbe.

In the United States, prices for Mezuzahs range from US$50 for a cheap mezuzah, $85 for a medium quality, and $130-150 for a high-quality mezuzah.

The idea for mezuzah comes from Deuteronomy, chapter 6: "And you shall inscribe them on the doorposts (mezuzot) of your house and on your gates."[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "What is a Mezuzah?". My Jewish Learning. Retrieved May 12, 2021.
  2. "Jewish Practices & Rituals: The Mezuzah". Jewish Virtual Library. Retrieved May 12, 2021.