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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!

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

That is entirely too cool!

How to cite this page

Namerow, Jordan. "Mezuzas on the Moon?." 28 March 2008. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on February 19, 2017) <https://jwa.org/blog/mezuzas-on-the-moon>.

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