Baruch atah Ado-nai Eloeinu melech ha’olam ashe kidishanu b’mitz’votav v’tzivanu lik’bo’a m’zuzah.
Polishing your acrylic pieces from time to time is the best way to recapture their original shine and remove the fine scratches that are an inevitable part of daily life at home. When cleaning your mezuzah, we recommend using a suede-style chamois polishing cloth and/or a non-abrasive paper towel. Select a cleaning fluid that is suitable for acrylics, as specified on the label. And please be careful: using any products containing ammonia, acetone or lactic acid will permanently damage the acrylic!
For everyday cleaning we use: Sprayway Plastic Cleaner
For polishing from time to time we use: NOVUS Acrylic Cleaning and Polishing kits
Purchase our special double-sided clear tape in the shop section.
We’ve carefully selected the highest quality acrylic available so your mezuzah will retain its original, vibrant color. However if extreme direct sunlight hits the mezuzah case for long periods of time the mezuzah might turn yellow after many years of exposure.
Sort of. Not really. Maybe. Like many Jewish answers there are exceptions! The mezuzah case holds a sacred scroll and any damage to the klaf (parchment scroll) would make it unkosher. Therefore, we recommend using the mezuzah case outdoors using your own judgement. The tape included with your mezuzah case is a 3M® tape that holds up to 1lb, handles temperatures up to 175°F, and resists solvents and UV rays. The acrylic is waterproof, and the tape is able to resist small amounts of water; however, if exposed to significant amounts of moisture over an extended period of time, like any tape, it may lose its adhesive properties. Over several years, the case will likely get damaged from extreme ranges in temperatures, direct sunlight, and precipitation. So, if your outdoor space is protected from the elements and out of the direct sun, it should be okay. If you are not sure, it's best to place your mezuzah case indoors where you can enjoy it for many years to come.
No, the scroll is not included.
To remove your mezuzah from a smooth surface, carefully peel back the tape by hand. To remove your mezuzah from a rigid surface, use a lever or similar object to break the bond between the tape and the wall.
One characteristic that’s completely unique to the Apeloig Collection is the acrylic’s translucent quality that lets you view the scroll within. Each kosher scroll comes inscribed with the Sha-dai Hebrew letters. (Sha-dai is one of the many names of g-d Shomer Dlatot Israel, which translates to “Guardian of the doorways of Israel.”) Because the scroll is visible through the acrylic, there is no need to repeat it on the case.
The tape that comes included with your mezuzah case is extremely strong tape from 3M® that holds up to 1lb. It’s specially designed to hold tightly to most surfaces, including painted walls, wood, metal, wallpaper and most textured walls. If you’re adhering your mezuzah to a surface with a rougher texture, we recommend using the 3M® Scotch Heavy Duty Mounting Clear Tape (4010) which is a bit stronger than the tape that is included.
Yes, we will work with you when you purchase a large number mezuzahs at the same time. We give volume discounts for various quantity breaks. Visit our volume discount page for more details. If you’re a retailer, we invite you to visit our wholesale section.
Yes, if you know which size and color you wish to gift you can simply purchase the item in the shop section. At checkout you can select checkmarkthe gift option to write a message to the recipient, when the gift option is selected a gift receipt is sent where prices are hidden. Gift Cards are also available; check our gift card section for details.
Yes, we can custom make mezuzot in high quantities for Jewish schools, synagogues or other organizations who seek to work with us on large-scale projects. Please contact us to discuss the details. We invite you to check out some of our custom projects in our Custom Projects Section.
Polishing your acrylic pieces from time to time is the best way to recapture their original shine and remove fine scratches that are an inevitable part of daily life at home. When cleaning your board, we recommend using a suede-style chamois polishing cloth and/or a non-abrasive paper towel and a cleaning fluid that is suitable for acrylics, as specified on the label. And please be careful: using any products containing ammonia, acetone or lactic acid will permanently damage the acrylic.
What we use:
For everyday cleaning: Sprayway Plastic Cleaner
For polishing from time to time: NOVUS Acrylic Cleaning and Polishing kits
No, you should not use any utensil other than the included acrylic knife. Metal knives or other utensils will result in heavy scratches. The included knife has been custom designed to suit the delicate material and not damage the acrylic surface.
No, do not place in microwave, dishwasher or oven. Hand wash only with lukewarm water and mild detergent; use a non abrasive sponge with the non scratching side.
No, the stripes are in the bottom part of the board so the challah bread won’t be in contact with the stripes. The stripes are just part of the design for decoration only