A case containing a parchment, prepared by a scribe, bearing two paragraphs from the Shemah (Deuteronomy 6, 4-9; 11, 13-21), one of the main Jewish prayers. The mezuzah is affixed on the right side of the doorway to the home. It is arranged slightly diagonally with the top leaning inwards, to bless the home and show that
it is protected by G-d. The mezuzah is the literal fulfilment of the commandment to inscribe the words of G-d on the “doorposts of your house” (Deuteronomy 6, 9). It is not a good-luck charm.