Mezuzah with the Priestly Breastplate “Hoshen” symbol and the Tower of David.
Size: 5.9″ long (15cm)
Made of nickel with several details plated with 925 silver; the Tower of David, one of the symbols for Jerusalem, the priestly breastplate “Hoshen” which was a sacred breastplate worn by the Israelite High Priests, and the Hebrew letter Shin “ש” which stands for the word “Shaddai” , one of the names of God.
“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.