Mezuzah on the Door (Jewish Identity) by Amy Meltzer

By Amy Meltzer

Relocating is hard! younger readers will relate to the tale of a bit boy who strikes from an condo within the urban to a home within the suburbs and needs to comply with his new atmosphere. The Jewish culture of placing up a mezuzah at the door and the accompanying occasion support his transition to his new domestic.

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Mezuzah on the Door (Jewish Identity)

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Noah went up to his room to put on his pajamas. “We’ll come up to kiss you goodnight in a few minutes,” his parents said. Noah stood at his door and looked up at his new mezuzah. He paused for a moment. Then he put his fingertips on the blue case. He thought about all of his friends and family who had touched and kissed it. And suddenly he didn’t feel so lonely. By the time Noah’s mother and father came up to kiss him goodnight, Noah was fast asleep. And for the first time since moving to his new house, Noah had a good night’s sleep.

Sneezing, fiddling, clapping, clanking, clunking . . so much noise! But soon the guests left and the house was quiet again. Noah went up to his room to put on his pajamas. “We’ll come up to kiss you goodnight in a few minutes,” his parents said. Noah stood at his door and looked up at his new mezuzah. He paused for a moment. Then he put his fingertips on the blue case. He thought about all of his friends and family who had touched and kissed it. And suddenly he didn’t feel so lonely. By the time Noah’s mother and father came up to kiss him goodnight, Noah was fast asleep.

And before Noah’s mother could stop her, Mrs. Feldman had put a stack of dessert plates into a sink full of soapy water. There was a clank, then a clunk, and then a loud, “Whoops! ” as a dish crashed to the floor. Mr. Gollis was suddenly overcome with sneezes. “Oh, these horrible –achoo! – allergies – achoo! Are you sure there is no – achoo! ” Sneezing, fiddling, clapping, clanking, clunking . . so much noise! But soon the guests left and the house was quiet again. Noah went up to his room to put on his pajamas.

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