About This Text
Composed: Talmudic Israel/Babylon, c.100 BCE – c.900 CE
Tractate Mezuzah is one of seven small tractates that addresses topics for which there is no specific tractate in the Mishnah or Talmud. These tractates are written in the terse style of the Mishnah and are likely from the time period of the Mishnah or early Talmud, but their dating and places of composition are subject to debate. Mezuzah discusses the laws of writing and hanging the mezuzah, a scroll of parchment with the Shema on it.