Now You Know The Rest Of The Story..........
The Torah Matzav
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Did you know? (223)
The מהרי"ל writes, "When
leaving home to travel out of town, one should
place his hand on the מזוזה and say בשמך טל אטלה *
"With your name טל I will/should travel."
טל is the same Gematria as כוזו which is one of the שמות
of Hashem. כוזו are the letters after the 'ידוד) שם הוי)
The back of the Parsha (מזוזה) has inscribed the
words כוזו במוכסז כוזו which are the letters
after 'ה' אלהינו ה.
*The phrase comes from
קליר's Piyut on טל the first day Pesach. The translation there is slightly different. "With the shade of your name, I should be covered".
טל"ח I would like to thank the many contributors who provided me with the מראה מקום of the מקורות for kissing the (ציצית & מזוזה (רמ"א או"ח כ"ד - ברכי יוסף בשם
Years ago when I
used to travel for business, my mother ע"ה gave me this print of
Moritz Oppenheim's painting to remind me to kiss the מזוזה and give צדקה
prior to all my travels. This print has been hanging next to the door for
about 40 years.