After Recent Terror Attacks In Israel, Detroit Jewish Community Reacts

Jewish Teens Launch Citywide Mezuzah Campaign In Solidarity With Israel

mezuza.jpegDETROIT, MICHIGAN—With the recent escalation of terror attacks that has left eight Israelis dead and dozens wounded, students at Detroit’s International School for Chabad Leadership are hitting the streets with the “Israel Mezuzah Campaign,” geared to make sure that every Jewish home has a mezuzah—a sacred handwritten parchment scroll that is mounted on the doorpost.

According to the Torah, the mezuzah protects one from harm and terror and prolongs one’s life.

The campaign entails offering Jewish residents, who may not have a mezuzah, one for their front door. If they already have one, a local scribe will check to make sure that it’s kosher; if it’s not, he will offer a replacement. If one can not afford it, a donor will sponsor it.

“It’s heartbreaking to hear what’s going on in Israe

​​l.” said Shaya Gourarie, a student at the International School for Chabad Leadership, the local institution heading these efforts. “Although we may be thousands of miles away, we want to do something to strengthen our brothers and sisters in the holy land.”

The students will be out and about all day Friday (October 23), offering mezuzahs to local homeowners and businesses.


About the Mezuzah

The mezuzah is a sacred handwritten parchment scroll which Jews are biblically mandated to mount on their doorposts. It is also considered to be a symbol of G‑d's watchful care. To learn more visit