Tell Your Story!

My name is Rabbi Ze’ev Kraines and I am the Rav of Ohr Somayach Sandton, an outreach community in Johannesburg, South Africa ( and the author of the weekly Ohrnet column “Mezuzah Maven” on Ohr Somayach’s site

I am presently writing a book entitled The Mezuzah Handbook: a Pictorial Guide that will answer many of the questions people have about the how’s and why’s of this precious Mitzvah.

Tell Me Your Story!

I am crowd-sourcing stories – inspiring and heartwarming, incredible and meaningful, personal and communal – about mezuzah. I will post many on this site, and some will even be incorporated in the book, which should be published world-wide in the coming year!