Why do Jewish people have a mezuzah on the doorframe?

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The mezuzah is a prayer to protect the home that Jewish people place on door frame. The outer casing is simply a decoration to protect the prayer.

The prayer is usually hand-written and is on the same type of parchment paper used for the Torah.

Some people only put them by the front door entering the home, while others put them on the door frames of all the rooms in the house, except the bathroom.


It's a commandment from the Torah: "And you shall inscribe these words upon the doorposts of your house and upon your gates."
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