Mezuza Pendant with Roman glass and the letter “Shin” in Hebrew symbolizing one of the names of God (Shadai, as in “El Shadai), set in 925 silver.
Comes with Sterling silver box chain (42 cm / 16.5”)
Size: 1.2″ / 3cm
Roman Glass is an ancient glass that is found in archaeological excavation sites in Israel. These glass Shards were probably part of a vase, jug or vessel.
The Roman Empire started the mass production of this glass 2000 years ago in order to make glass vessels and utensils. It is quite common to visit biblical sites in Israel and still find beautiful pieces of this glass. These small shards are of little value to archeologists and so they are sold by the kilo to jewelers who set them into Jewelry.
The chemical process that this glass undergoes over hundreds of years in the ground gives Roman glass a very special look. With colorful flakes and specks caused by the chemical reaction due to oxidation.
Roman glass is sensitive to water, which can cause the surface of the glass to flake.
“And these words which I commanded you this day you shall write them on the doorpost of your house and on your gates” (Deuteronomy 6:9) Although the “Mezuzah” is the Hebrew word for doorpost, the parchment scroll (“klaf”) which is placed upon the doorpost is also referred to as a “Mezuzah” after the place where it is put. The “Mezuzah” is a small scroll of parchment on which are written two Biblical passages: “Hear 0 Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one….. (Deuteronomy 6:4-9), and “And if you will carefully obey my commandments… (Deuteronomy 11:13-21)
The parchment scroll is rolled up, enclosed in a case of wood, metal or plastic and attached to the doorpost. The “Mezuzah,” is in a protective case, which can be made of any material and be almost any shape. This case, which is also often referred to as a “Mezuzah” is then nailed to the right side of the door frame at the beginning of the upper third of the doorpost. The “Mezuzah” is tilted at an angle with the upper part of the “Mezuzah” slanted inward toward the house or room, and the lower part away from the house. The Hebrew letter “Shin” (ש) usually appears on the outside of the “Mezuzah” case symbolizing God’s name “El Shaddai.”
Please note that this item will be shipped separately from Israel.