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Mezuzas on the Moon?

"And you shall write them on the doorposts of your ... spaceship?" Jewish artist, Laura Cowan, has been making space-travel themed mezuzot for years. She was taken by surprise, however, when she received a call from American Jewish astronaut, Greg Chamitoff, asking if he could bring two of her rocket-inspired ritual objects into outer space. In May, Chamitoff will set off for the International Space Station -- a research facility that orbits the earth -- and during his six month journey, he'll have marked for himself an (unconventional) Jewish home.

Mezuzas in space ... who knew? Laura, I think you've made history!

How to cite this page

Namerow, Jordan. "Mezuzas on the Moon?." 28 March 2008. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on October 25, 2016) <>.


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