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The blood was that of a sacrifice; there is no idea that it had wonderful powers per se, and also it is God who sees the blood, not the blood which operates on its very own power. Nonetheless, the reality of a covered parchment, possibly placed in a case, on the door framework of one's home, combined with the alongside the blood of the pesach, might conveniently suggest to the religious creativity of the masses that this mezuzah operated like a kemiyah, an amulet, and via its "power" your home was secured.
The various other explanation, nonetheless, is a lot more magical/metaphysical: "To ensure that it will safeguard it [your house] (Rashi" [The mezuzah will certainly safeguard] the entire home [beginning with the very start of the doorframe] from satanic forces"). This 2nd description, however, seems to indicate the understanding of the mezuzah as a kemiyah, an amulet which magically secures the residence.
However those that write inside [the mezuzah] the names of angels or holy names or a knowledgeable or seals, such people are in the classification of those that have no section on the planet to find. For these morons, it is not nearly enough for them that they have [via these actions] negated a positive mitzvah [by invalidating the mezuzah], yet they have transformed an important mitzvah viz., the marriage of God's name and the love of God and also the praise of God and also made it like it were a kemiyah, an enchanting amulet, whose function is to offer their individual requirements, as they often tend to assume in their silly ideas that this [mezuzah] is a point that affords them benefit in useless life points.
Thus, he will awake from his rest as well as his obsession with the vanities of time, as well as acknowledge that there is absolutely nothing which lasts for infinity except the understanding of the Developer of the globe. This will certainly motivate him to restore complete understanding and also follow the paths of the upright. Whoever puts on tefillin on his head and also arm, wears tzitzit on his garment, as well as has a mezuzah on his entryway, can be assured that he will not wrong, since he has numerous tips. בתים לתפילין.
If anything shields a person, Rambam would certainly say, it is not some enchanting power of the mezuzah, but the psychological/religious influence that it has on a person's mind. Rambam hence has actually remodelled the suggestion of "angels" and also the protection-powers of the mezuzah. But he was not the very first to do so.
For right after the Gemara discusses in one word! "that the mezuzah will certainly secure your house" the Gemara continues thusly: R. Hanina claimed, Come and see how the character of the Holy One, honored be He, varies from that [of guys] of flesh and blood. When it involves flesh and blood, the king dwells within, and also his servants keep guard on him from without; however with the Holy One, honored be He, it is not so, for it is His slaves that stay within and also He maintains guard over them from without; as it is stated, "The Lord is thy caretaker; the Lord is thy color upon thy appropriate hand." (Ps.
Hanina is claiming might not be more clear: It is not the mezuzah which secures with some wonderful powers, but it is God who secures. And also it is not your home which is magically secured, but the individual who does the mitzvot. The emphasis on God as the One that manages security is duplicated three times in fast succession: "He maintains guard The Lord is thy caretaker; the Lord is thy color." The mezuzah, which is on the ideal hand of the one that gets in your home, does not secure your home.
Chazal deal with mezuzah with a halakhic lens, not through a magical/metaphysical lens. The most effective way to rob superstitions of their power is to overlook them. The other means that Chazal neutralized this approach was by subtly reworking it. In one word they suggest to this power "to make sure that it safeguards your home," and afterwards promptly (re-) structure this as God's defense of the people (that maintain the mitzvah).
Do i require to change my Mezuzahs whilst they are inspected? No! - An element of the Mitzvah of Mezuzah is to have them inspected consistently to make certain that they are still kosher. Do you come and take them down/put them back up for me? Yes we more than happy to do so, for an extra 2.
Can a Mezuzah be repaired? It depends on the trouble with the Mezuzah. Should i take all my Mezuzahs down in one go? It is completely alright to take down all the Mezuzahs as well as have them inspected in one go. If a person feels extra comfortable by leaving some up and checked later on after that this additionally ok.