Shalom Life | July 01, 2014

Jewish Man Creates ‘Christooza’ for Christians

Henry Zabarsky puts his own spin on the traditional mezuzah

By: J.S. Côté

Published: June 25th, 2014 in Business » World

Jewish Man Creates 'Christooza' for Christians

Thanks to Henry Zabarsky, a Jewish financial adviser from Queens, Christians can now take part in a Jewish tradition with their very own version of a mezuzah.

Dubbed the ‘Christooza’ (buy yours here), these hollow plastic crosses contain a piece of prayer-inscribed parchment which, like the traditional Jewish mezuzah, is also intended to be attached to door posts.

“I was visiting a client in Rockaway. She’s very religious – Catholic,” said Zabarsky, 43. “There were pictures of Jerusalem everywhere, crosses. And I was thinking, Jews have this mezuzah – so why not create one for everyone else?”

The crosses can be purchased on his website for $20 and come with several different prayer options, including Catholic prayers the home and Irish house blessings.

Custom blessings can be included for an additional $5.

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