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A mezuzah case is really only a way to extend the halachik doorpost such that there is no need to actually insert the klaf into the doorpost itself, so inherently, size should not be a halachik issue. Even with regard to the mezuzah klaf (parchment) itself, as long as it can fit in the appropriate place on the doorpost (bottom of top third, not within the ...


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As the other answers indicate, the scarf way to wear it happened in certain other communities as other times. I haven't seen any point of connection between the modern practice and these isolated instances. The most likely origin of the Ashkenazi Reform/Conservative way of wearing it as a scarf is the imitation of the Christian Stole. The Reform synagogue, ...



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