The Mezuzah is a piece of parchment with the Shema prayer written on it. The parchment is rolled up into a scroll and placed inside a special case. It’s a mitzvah for every Jewish hom to hang a Mezuzah on its doorposts. The Mezuzah is a sign that this is a Jewish home and reminds those who live there of their connection to Hashem. It is also a symbol of G‑d's watchful care and protection over the home. The Mezuzah makes a unique statement that Hashem is constantly part of every aspect of our lives, and in every place. We place the Mezuzah in a slanted position on the doorpost demonstrating that both inside and outside our home, we are carrying our Jewish identity with pride!