When X-Men director Brett Ratner came to the opening party for the newly renovated Fontainebleau hotel in Miami Beach on November 14, he decided the hotel was missing one important thing: a mezuzah, traditionally found at the entrance to Jewish homes. So Ratner, who grew up a Miami boychick, and Lubavitch-Chabad rabbi Zev Katz, decided to perform a guerrilla mitzvah by affixing two mezuzahs to the front doors of the 1,500-room hotel. Hotel staff removed them after only about an hour. “Maybe they were too big,” Katz says. “But perhaps they’ll be back. They took them to the hotel’s designer so they could design something that would be more in keeping with the new hotel.” Reps for the hotel’s owner had no comment.
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