Question from Facebook: A religious person explained to me that the lack of a Mezuzah is a source of trouble at home: the illness of relatives, the breakdown of electronic appliances, and so forth. How does the wisdom of Kabbalah look at this? Are there root causes of these troubles?
Answer: It is said that a Mezuzah protects Jewish homes and must be on all the doors. Therefore, its presence shouldn’t bother you even if you don’t believe in it.
If you begin to dig deeper into what is written on the piece of parchment and why it protects the house, then you will see that it talks about the uniqueness of the Creator and connection with Him.
If a person is connected with the Creator and considers Him to be the only force that manages him and emulates His characteristics of bestowal and love, then he certainly enters under its protection. This is the inner meaning of the Mezuzah.
It is not the piece of parchment that protects you, but that you become a force that yearns for the Creator.
Therefore, it is said: “inscribe them upon the tablet of thy heart” and “adhere them to all entrances and exits in your life.”
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 3/8/17