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Use "Sculptey Clay" to make a Jewish "Mezuzah" (doorpost prayer holder)


A mezuzah is a small box that is placed on the right doorpost of Jewish homes. Inside the box is a parchment scroll with verses from the Torah inscribed on it, including the Shema prayer (Deuteronomy 6:4-9, 11:13-21). The concept of a mezuzah comes from the Torah, where we read, “And you shall inscribe them on the doorposts (mezuzot) of your house and on your gates” (Deuteronomy 6:9, 11:20).

The box that holds the scroll can be decorated in a variety of ways, and often has a Hebrew letter shin on it, which is the first letter of one of God’s names, Shaddai.



Jan Snell suggested the following book for teaching in a prayer unit:Am I Praying Book

Am I Praying by Jeannie St. John Taylor, Kregel Publications, 2003, for ages 4-8. ISBN 0-8254-3723-7


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