Welcome to the Maven’s haven.
Thank you for knocking on our door. Kiss the Mezuzah and step right in.
A: Mezuzah” literally means a doorpost. We are directed by the Torah to affix a sacred parchment on our doorposts, upon which are written the first two paragraphs of the Shma. This is an expression of our fundamental beliefs. Hence, this parchment, together with the respectful protective case around it, is universally called a “Mezuzah”.
“Maven” is a Yiddish derivative of the Hebrew מבין, meaning one who understands. It colloquially refers to an expert in a particular field.