Mezuzah (מזוזה), literally 'doorpost', is a small case, placed on a doorframe, which contains a parchment scroll with verses from the Torah (part of Shema Yisrael blessing). Mezuzah's case is often decorated with ornaments and can be made of various materials. Mezuzah is typical of Jewish homes and stores and is one of the 613 mitzvot. There is a custom among religious Jews to touch Mezuzah and kiss the fingers that were used, when passing around it. Parchment scroll should be checked for defects every seven years.