When a Jewish family or someone on his own, moves into a new house is describe as a (mini) sanctuary, and the table from which food is eaten has been called a miniture altar. For a Jewish home is to be not just a place to live, but also a place we live accordding to our traditions and values.
The Chanukat Habayit, the dedication of the home, which is a ceremony and marks the family entering the home and blessed the home to its sacred prupose.
The ritual of the Chanukat Habayit ceremony is putting up the Mezuzah on the doorposts of the house.
The Mezuzah is the decorative conainer with a parchment inscribed with words of the Torah and place on the door post of a Jewish home.
" Hear O Israel, the lord of our G'D, the lord is One.You shall love the lord your G'D with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your might ~ Devarim 6:4-5
The Torah then continues " And these words, to love the lord your G'D, which I command you this day shall be in your heart.You shall teach them dilligently to your children, speaking of them at home and away, morning and night. And you shall bind them as a sign upon your hand and between your eyes. And you shall write them on your doorposts of your house and on you gates. ~Devarim 6:6-9