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King of Persia
About King Artaban of Persia, who was very friendly with Rabbi Yehuda Hanasi, the following story is told: Once, the king sent Rabbi Hanasi the gift of a precious gem as an expression of the high r...
One Mezuzah, Two Souls
When Perla Cohen took her first steps closer to Judaism, she was an Economics student at the University of Lyon, France. She joined one of the Torah classes that Rabbi Shmuel Gurewich, a Lubavitche...
The Story of the Maalot Massacre, 1974
In the summer of 1973, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, made numerous urgent requests that children should be encouraged to give coins to tzedakah and recite a few Torah p...
Veshinantam Levanecha: Teach Them to Your Children
Reba Kaye’s sister was five months pregnant when she had to consult her doctor regarding a worrisome amount of bleeding. The doctor ordered her to stay home from work and to rest. A few days ...
Hashem Will Repay You
0ne day, Sholem Tatelman and his rabbi came to see Rabbi Eli Gutnik, a sofer working in Melbourne, Australia, for the purpose of buying a number of mezuzahs for his new home. The sofer gave Sholem ...
For Your Eyes Only
In 1985, when Chaya Rivka, the eldest daughter of Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Grossman, Chief Rabbi of Migdal HaAmek, Israel, returned home from school with a swollen eye, the rabbi and his wife thought n...
THE RETURN OF THEIR DEAR SON
Welcome to the Maven's haven. Thank you for knocking on our door. Kiss the Mezuzah and step right in. MEZUZAH STORIES The following story was told in the recently published book Confessions of a...
More than just a pretty case
Welcome to the Maven's haven. Thank you for knocking on our door. Kiss the Mezuzah and step right in. MEZUZAH STORIES By Elana Kahn-Oren March 21st, 2003 Local stories relate mezuzah miracles of The...
RAV ZE’EV KRAINES, Z”TL
THE MEZUZAH MAVEN
You are at the website which was the brainchild and product of the late Rabbi Ze’ev Kraines OBM. In the last years of his illustrious life, he planned its creation and wrote the Sefer upon which it is based. (To view the introduction and the approbations of leading rabbis, click here.)
The Mezuzah project is a true embodiment of what R’ Kraines stood for. It carries the messages of love of Hashem, the bastion of the Jewish home, and the beauty and pleasantness of all of the Mitzvos.
In his positions in South Africa, including rabbi of Ohr Somayach Sandton for 27 years, as well as principal of Shaarei Torah Primary School for 14 years, he brought hundreds of Jews closer to their father in heaven. By taking up yet another role as the “Mezuzah Maven”, he intended to ensure that every Jewish home would merit to this beautiful Mitzvah and receive the sanctity and spiritual protection from Mezuzos that it deserves. A month prior to his passing, he asked his son R’ Shmuel to continue the Mezuzah Maven project.
Rabbi Ze’ev Kraines passed away after a highly productive life at the age of 65. It is noteworthy that 65 is the numerical equivalent value of the Hebrew word Mezuzah.
Find out more about Rabbi Ze’ev Kraines at his memorial website