Mezuzah crime warning
Your car may be protected by an immobiliser and your house alarmed, but there is another important item you need to protect — your mezuzah.
Rabbis in southern Israel have warned people to be on the lookout for mezuzah thieves. Dozens of householders in Kiryat Gat, 50 miles south of Tel Aviv, found last week that the parchments from inside their mezuzah cases had been stolen. So if a dodgy geezer offers you a bargain mezuzah, you have been warned.