Mezuzah Necklace Keeps You Close to God

While a mezuzah is traditionally placed in the doorway of a Jewish household, a mezuzah necklace offers protection wherever you go. Mezuzah charms are a recent trend and come in a variety of styles and materials. They are a beautiful addition to any Jewish jewellery collection.

This contemporary mezuzah usage, while not traditional, references back to ancient times when the amulet was carried for protection. It lets its wearer carry the Shema at all times. Shema is a significant prayer in Judaism. It expresses one’s devotion and respect for God.

Aside from their inherent beauty, people wear mezuzah necklaces for a variety of reasons. Some wearers feel it brings them closer to God. They touch the mezuzah when they need guidance or use it to find peace. Some wear it as a reminder of God’s words while others use it to declare their devotion to the one true God. Many just find them attractive.

My Favorite Mezuzah Necklace

My favorite is this beautiful cylindrical silver mezuzah necklace. It reads “Shema Yisrael” in gold lettering. It is ornate, but the shape offers a solid, sturdy look to it. The gold letters stand out as the perfect accent.

Silver Shema Israel Mezuzah Necklace
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Like all non-traditional religious uses of symbolism, there is some controversy around wearing a mezuzah necklace. According to this article from, wearing it as a charm does not fulfil the mitzvah of mezuzah. Also, there are rules to follow before one can take a Mezuzah into any unclean place such as a bathroom.

More Women’s Mezuzah Necklaces

In addition, the three necklaces below are examples of lovely Judaica jewelry. Their unique design and quality workmanship is something special.

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Remember Jerusalem: Silver, Gold & Chrysoberyl Mezuzah Necklace Remember Jerusalem: Silver, Gold & Chrysoberyl Mezuzah Necklace 19.7This Mezuzah necklace features a golden Star of David set with a piece of genuine chysoberyl. It is backed by a pattern based on the Western Wall in Israel, and has Hebrew scripture on the reverse, saying "If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget itself. Let my tongue stick to my palate if I do not remember you, if I do not raise Jerusalem above my chief joy." (Psalms 137:5-6).

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Priestly Blessing: Sterling Silver and Gold Mezuzah Necklace Priestly Blessing: Sterling Silver and Gold Mezuzah Necklace 17.7The miniature sterling silver and 9k gold mezuzah charm comes on a sterling silver chain, and a body of silver with gold accents at the top and bottom make it a beautiful accent piece. This Hebrew necklace is inscribed with the biblical quote (Numbers 6:24-26) "May Hashem (The Lord) bless you and guard you . . ." in Hebrew.
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Traveler's Prayer in Sterling Silver Mezuzah
This ornate mezuzah holds the Traveler's Prayer on parchment.
The hamsa mezuzah combined with the Traveler's Prayer offers special protection through these protective symbols. The sterling silver charm comes on a hand knit red cord, and the scroll is protected in a plastic casing.
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Men’s Mezuzah Necklaces

While some men don’t wear jewelry, a Judaica necklace is an excellent way to carry their faith with them and can be very subtle. I feature a few men’s mezuzah necklaces below; these have longer chains to fit larger necks.

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Mezuzah Pendant with Gold Inscription
This is a subtle, modern stainless steel Mezuzah pendant with a golden Shin detail. Check Pricing
Men's Stainless Steel Star of David Pendant Necklace A great mens mezuzah necklace - it is small but ornate with a golden Star of David detail. This is a stainless steel necklace with a really unique look.Check Pricing
Men's 14k Gold Mezuzah Pendant Necklace This mens gold mezuzah necklace is just stunning. It is handmade and engraved. A gorgeous example of mezuzah jewelry with both English and Hebrew text, featuring a Shin, a Chai, and the ten commandments.Check Pricing
Men's Traveler's Prayer Mezuzah Almost identical to the women's Traveler's Prayer Mezuzah listed above, the men's version has a longer, turquoise hand-knitted cord, and is made of stamped 925 sterling silver. This would be a great Bar Mitzvah gift. Check Pricing

A doorframe in your home is no longer the only place for a mezuzah. Continually carrying a mezuzah charm showcases your love and devotion to God. Being such an important symbol in Judaism, a mezuzah necklace is a unique way to keep all that it signifies with you at all times.

About Esther Rosenblum

Born in Berlin, Esther immigrated to the United States when she was four. She grew up in Canarsie, loving the suburban New York lifestyle. Ester is a traditionalist and loves the folklore and customs around the Jewish holidays. A collector of knick-knacks, she writes Kibitz Spot to share her passion.

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