When building a new house, we make sure everything is well built; the floors, windows, doors, electrical wiring and plumbing. G-d gives us the commandment of putting a Mezuzah on every door for security; it protects all the people who live in the house and anyone coming in and out.
This week Rabbi Binyomin Edery put up many mezuzot, on a new house in Nakano, a new office in Yokohama and on doors that never had one in Shinjuku.
In their first year in Japan, a Jewish man called Rabbi Edery, very frantic, and asked if he could come to the hospital, as his wife is in critical condition. His wife was expecting their second child, and suddenly had complications, which affected the mother’s heart. Rabbi Edery asked for a blessing from the Rebbe, by putting it in the Rebbe’s letters. The answer was, to check the mezuzot. They immediately went to check the mezuzot, they found that on the mezuzah that was on the parents bedroom the word ‘’ in your heart’’- the letter Bet was scraped off. Rabbi Edery put up a new mezuzah, and thank G-d, her condition stabilized and the baby born prematurely grew and developed without any problem.
Onkelos a famous convert and holy man, was arrested by a Roman group of soldiers in the synagogue where he learned Torah. As he was being led out, he raised his hands which were tied together, and kissed the mezuzah. The Romans could not contain themselves and asked for an explanation. Onkelos answered, ‘’ your king needs to be protected by an army of soldiers. I am proud to be part of a nation that the king protects his people with this Mezuzah.’’ When they heard his words, they decided to stay in Israel, learn the Torah, and eventually all became righteous converts.
Let’s conclude with the blessing Rabbi Edery always says ‘’ May all the Mizuho Banks become Mezuzah Banks!’’