You are here

Share Share Share Share Share Share Share
Blog:
Jewesses with Attitude

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 December 21, 2014) <http://jwa.org/blog/mezuzas-on-the-moon>.

Donate

Help us elevate the voices of Jewish women.

donate now

Sign Up for JWA eNews

 

Poll

Which topics pique your interest on the JWA blog?

Twitter

19 hr
Today in 1911, "writer's writer" Hortense Calisher was born http://t.co/V10VLWtCpn
1 day
Today in 1944, Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp died and was buried next to her husband Wyatt Earp, gun slinger and lawman http://t.co/pvudfPwbba
2 days
Today in 1979, Amy Beth Sheridan became the first Jewish woman pilot in the U.S. Army. http://t.co/KJbXOVXtcW