Check your mezuzot on Sunday at the Chabad of Hackensack
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Check your mezuzot on Sunday at the Chabad of Hackensack

Rabbi Mendy Kaminker of Chabad of Hackensack checks a mezuzah scroll. (Photo provided)
Rabbi Mendy Kaminker of Chabad of Hackensack checks a mezuzah scroll. (Photo provided)

With only a few weeks left before the start of the Jewish new year, Chabad of Hackensack is hosting a one-day mezuzah check.

Elul, the month leading to the High Holy Days, is dedicated to personal introspection in preparation for the holiday, and according to a widespread Jewish custom, this includes checking mezuzot to ensure they are not fake or unkosher.

Rabbi Mendy Kaminker of Chabad of Hackensack recommends that a mezuzah should be bought only from a reputable seller, as some are printed on paper instead of parchment. “Even a kosher mezuzah can become unkosher if letters are faded, making the mezuzah checking even more important” he said.

The mezuzah check will take place at Chabad of Hackensack on September 22 with a special scribe from Brooklyn. Attendees can bring their mezuzot to be checked. It costs $10 to check, but if the mezuzah is found to be unkosher, there will be no charge. For more information, go to ChabadHackensack.com/Sofer or call (201) 503-3770.

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