You are here

Share Share Share Share Share Share Share

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!

Share Share Share Share Share Share Share
2 Comments

This is fascinating. I clicked on the link and her work is simply breathtaking.

That is entirely too cool!

Subscribe to Jewish Women, Amplified and get notifications sent to your email.

How to cite this page

Namerow, Jordan. "Mezuzas on the Moon?." 28 March 2008. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on July 21, 2017) <https://jwa.org/blog/mezuzas-on-the-moon>.

Donate

Help us elevate the voices of Jewish women.

donate now

The JWA Podcast

listen now

Poll

What Does America Need Right Now?

Sign Up for JWA eNews

 

Twitter

33 min
"Mixed-Up Files" gets even more love! Don't miss our podcast ep abt the tour in this article https://t.co/rmyT7utlMg https://t.co/iRfIYgruWc
1 hour
Love this article about reclaiming Jewish folklore for feminist purposes. https://t.co/k4Hylfv4cD
2 hr
1. Yay for a biopic of the ! 2. Boo for Natalie Portman leaving the project. https://t.co/RWRRvI2CzB