Mezuzahs vs. anti-Semitism

Chabad of Long Island promotes Jewish pride and shul security

Liherald.com Posted September 5, 2019

At the Chabad of Hewlett, Rabbi Nochem Tenenboim said that he was working to make sure that every Jewish home in the community has a mezuzah. “The importance of the mezuzah is a reminder of God, and the proper ways to behave,” he said. “Our responsibilities, obligations and privileges are to bring the light of Judaism and Torah not only to inside the house, but to the entire world.”

Tenenboim explained that mounting a mezuzah on a doorpost increases Jewish pride, and shows that Jews are happy to continue thousands of years of tradition. “And our love for this [tradition], as many have the custom to kiss the mezuzah,” he said.

The Chabad of Hewlett, Tenenboim said, is definitely taking security more seriously as it prepares for the High Holy Days. “But at the same time,” he added emphatically, “encouraging as many people as possible to join the High Holidays to show all those anti-Semites and anti-Jews that they will not be able to destroy us.”