World’s Largest Mezuzah Greets Ben Gurion Travelers


largest-mezuzahTransportation officials affixed what is believed to be the world’s largest kosher mezuzah to an interior entranceway of Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport, capping a years-long effort by a sofer, Rabbi Yitzchak Karichali,¬† who spent three years writing¬†it.

The completed parchment and case together measure more than a meter in length. A previous record-setting mezuzah – written by Rabbi Reuven Margolinof the National Scribal Center of Ukraine in Dnepropetrovsk – measured in at 40 centimeters in length.

“Ben Gurion Airport is the gateway to Israel so it is a suitable place for a special mezuzah,” airport official Kobi Mor told the Hebrew Yediot Achronot. “Especially before Rosh Hashanah, it is very symbolic and meaningful [for arriving passengers].”

{Yair Israel}


  1. I would love to see it checked by computer and find a mistake in it.

    I was at a fancy wedding in Manhattan, where they made a special expensive pre printed Kesuba that cost $3,500. At the kabolas ponim the Rov noticed that the chosons name was misspelled. They got married with a faxed copy of a kesuba from Eichlers worth all of two cents.

    Moral of the story, don’t overdue things and place the kedusha into it, as if its being done for “Zeh Kailee V’Anvayhu.
    (No. 3 is 100% correct)

  2. #7; While your halachic perspective is more or less correct, why would you “love to see it checked by computer and find a mistake”? Do you always rejoice in the frustration of other yiddin?

  3. Although I hesitate to disagree with some of these brilliant comments (like 1, 3, & 7) – their writers obviously posess vastly superior intelligence; one would think that this time of year is a good time to be Melamed Zchus on Klal Yisrael, and not be looking to undermine or doubt good intentions.

    Some of the original Secular Zionists would have balked at the idea of a Mezuzah having any importance, we should appreciate any step in the right direction, however trifle we may think it.

    If we ask Hashem to accept our meager kabolos and our good intentions, we should at least show that we’re ready to do the same for our brothers.

  4. I think the Mezuzah or atleast the shem should be covered properly. It will hang in a public place where tznius will a problem. This is not a joke.