The first Hebrew word most people learn is “Shalom” שלום – which has three meanings: Hello, Goodbye and Peace. The root of the word is very significant in Hebrew as it describes someone or something that is complete or perfect. When we say goodbye to someone in Hebrew we bless them, “Lech Le-shalom”-לך לְשָׁלוֹם – literally “go in peace.” There are many ways to speak about God and one of them is, “the One who makes peace in the heavens”- or as we say in prayer, “oseh shalom bi-meromav”- עוֹשֶׁה שָׁלוֹם במרומיו. The blessing of peace will bring us all to perfection! Bring blessing into your home with a beautiful ‘Blessing For the Home’ from Meir Panim.
Having a Mezuzah on your doorpost reminds you to always be conscious of the fact that there is one God which we are commanded to love with all of our heart. The Mezuzah will serve as a spiritual reminder for all those who enter and exit your home.
As others have said: thank you for helping us all to be in touch with God’s holy city. We all have a home city and all of God’s children also have Jerusalem. I know I’ll get to see the New Jerusalem. Meanwhile with your help I’ll be in touch with the current one while my feet stay in Northern California . May God richly bless you all. Elizabeth Lopez