Pronunciation: (mu-zooz'u; Seph. Heb.mu-zOO-zä'; Ashk. Heb.mu-zoo'zu), [key]
—pl. -zu•zoth, -zu•zot, -zu•zosPronunciation: ( Seph. Heb.-zOO-zôt'; Ashk. Heb.-zoo'zōs); [key] Eng. -zu•zahs. Judaism.
a parchment scroll inscribed on one side with the Biblical passages Deut. 6:4–9 and 11:13–21 and on the other side with the word Shaddai (a name applied to God), inserted in a small case or tube so that Shaddai is visible through an aperture in front, and attached by some Jews to the doorpost of the home. Also,me•zu'za.
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