What’s 59 inches tall, weighs 88.185 pounds, is 9.2 inches wide and took a month and a half to write? Yes it’s a mezuzah, probably the largest mezuzah in the world. It was written by Sofer Rabbi Zalman Michaelshvilli under the supervision of Rabbi Boaz Yurkowitz, Rov of Shikkun Chabad, Lod. The parchment is 23 inches long.
The mezuzah was affixed to the main entrance of the Beis Refuah Kaplan in Rechovot.
The sofer told Shturem that it was a difficult project, since parchment of this size is not easy to find. The mezuzah was written in the ksav of the Arizal. It was donated by former MK Shmuel Flatto-Sharon, and was affixed together with Kaplan’s administrator Prof. Yaakov Yahav.
An application has been made to have this mezuzah recognized by Guiness as the largest mezuzah in the world.