The mezuzah is a fine example of Armenian pottery made in Israel. It is handpainted ceramic with a floral design and the name of God written in Hebrew. It is 5 inches tall by 1 inch wide. Included is the specificed verses or Mezuzah written in Hebrew from the Torah, found in the book of Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and 11:13-21. This mezuzah is not only a souvenir from the Holy Land but is always a perfect gift for the newlywed couple as they move in to their first home together.
Strictly speaking, the mezuzah refers to a small piece of parchment that has the specific verses from the Torah. These include the verses, Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. This small scroll is then rolled up and placed safely inside covering. The mezuzah and its cover is nailed to the entrance door of the home on the right side of the opening about shoulder height. A Hebrew blessing is recited when the mezuzah is hung. It is below followed by the translation.
"Boruch Attah A-donai E-lohainu Melech ha-olam, asher kiddishanoo bimitzvotav vitzivanoo likvo-ah Mezuzah."
Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, Who sanctified us with His mitzvot , and commanded us to affix a mezuzah.
Each time that one enters of leaves the home, the mezuzah should be touched. This shows our devotion to God.