The mezuzah (Mezuzot in plural) is a piece of parchment inscribed in indelible black ink with a special quilt pen containing the verses of the “Shema Yisrael” prayer, but today the term commonly refers to the decorative casing for that parchment. As commanded by HaShem in the Bible (Deuteronomy 6:9), every Jewish household must affix the verses of the “Shema Yisrael” prayer to the doorway. Mezuzot are common to Jews no matter their country of residence or origin and because of the prohibition on depicting human figures in religious art, focus instead was placed on making items such as mezuzot beautiful and ornate. After thousands of years of dispersal throughout the globe, a great myriad traditions have developed with numerous designs of mezuzot both traditional and modern. Artists find mezuzah-making a way to express both creativity and tradition; nearly every serious Jewish artist has at some point taken to creating mezuzot in his/her personal style. Important artists who have created mezuzot include Chagall, Kadishman and Agam, among others. As they are meant to adorn nearly every doorframe of a Jewish home, they are the perfect gift for any Jewish family – whatever the occasion.We carry an extensive collection of mezuzot from a plethora of varieties from all corners of the world. Our mezuzot include European silver models to Modern Israeli brass ones, Yemenite and Bezalel filigree and marble and wooden mezuzot . We have both manufactured and handcrafted pieces. Our vast collection, and the many years it took to acquire it, reflects our genuine interest and expertise in the subject matter.
Handmade Terracotta Red Clay Wall Mask Israel 1950's
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