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Beautiful Mezuzah Shows Pride in the Land of Israel

Unique, hand-crafted mezuzah cases in the shape of the Holy Land. [Photo: Facebook]

Unique, hand-crafted mezuzah cases in the shape of the Holy Land. [Photo: Facebook]


Jews of all walks of life place mezuzahs on their doorposts to reaffirm their belief in God and their unique mission in the world. A mezuzah is a parchment made from the skin of a kosher animal with the two first paragraphs of the Shema prayer inscribed on it by a special scribe or sofer stam. The Shema is recited three times a day and reaffirms the unwavering belief in and loyalty to the God of Israel.

The mezuzah scroll is then placed in a hard case for protection before being affixed to a doorpost. These are sometimes plain, simple cases that are merely functional and don’t have a lot of added significance. Other cases, however, are beautiful adornments for the home rife with meaning.

The talented craftsmen at the Shins of Stone factory in Israel have wrought just such a case: a hand-crafted case in the shape of the modern map of Israel. This mezuzah is special because it reminds us just how miraculous it is that the Jews have returned to their historical homeland after 2,000 years.

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From a Kabbalistic point of view, the mezuzah wards off the “evil spirit”. It’s also a sign of national pride and the Jewish ability to maintain traditions through the darkest times in history. Many doorposts in today’s Europe and Middle East where Jews once resided still carry the marks of a mezuzah—a symbol of Jewish perseverance.

The mezuzah separates the public from the private domain. It wards off outside influences from the Jewish home—in many cases, ones that attempt to cut the Jewish people off from their faith in God and unique way of life. It’s placed on the doorway of every habitable room in the house, as a reminder to maintain purity of thought and holiness of action even when in the privacy of one’s own home.

The Hebrew letter Shin often appears on the mezuzah case. It’s the first letter of God’s name Shaddai, an acronym for “Guardian of the Doors of Israel”.

God promised the entire Land of Israel as an “inheritance” to the offspring of Abraham, the first Jew. (Genesis 17:8)

After two millennia in Exile that saw the Jewish people endure countless persecution, mass expulsion, the Crusades and finally the Holocaust, in which a third of European Jewry perished in the gas chambers, the Jewish People have returned to the land of their ancestors, fulfilling God’s promise to His people.

While the modern State of Israel is far from the borders promised to us by God, we’re privileged to live a “free people in our land.” In a day and age when genocidal wars and mass terrorism pervade much of the free world, the Land of Israel has remained the “eye of the storm”. This is the realization of God’s promise to Abraham.

Show the spirit that has personified the Jewish people throughout history by getting a unique mezuzah in the shape of the State of Israel to adorn your doorstep.

Hand Carved Rectangular Mezuzah Case

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These handmade Mezuzah cases are made from stones from the Holy Land of Israel. They are carved by artists who lovingly shape them with the words of the Mezuzah scroll ever present in their mind. The verse placed written on parchment and then placed in a Mezuzah case declares the oneness of God and the people of Israel’s faith in Him.Choose between charcoal black, or sandstone beige.

*Scroll sold separately. Click here to order.*

Size:5″x1″

In the Bible

And they shall take of the blood and they shall put it on the two mezuzoth (doorposts) and on the lintel... For the Lord will pass through to smite the Egyptians, and when He seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two doorposts, the Lord will pass over the door, and He will not allow the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite [you]. (Exodus 12:7, 23)
--EXODUS 12:7, 23

Before smiting the Egyptian firstborn, the Almighty instructed the Jewish people to mark their doorposts with the blood of the sacrificial lamb so that the forces of destruction would pass over their houses. The word "mezuzah" is used to denote the blood that would mark Jewish homes and differentiate them from Egyptian homes, symbolizing a similar relationship between the mitzvah of mezuzah and Divine protection. A mezuzah, includes the words of the Shema, which declares the oneness of God, and they are considered to be the most powerful words in Jewish tradition. Affixed to the doorpost as commanded by G-d at Sinai, they have the power to “not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to smite you”.

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Beautiful Mezuzah Shows Pride in the Land of Israel

Unique, hand-crafted mezuzah cases in the shape of the Holy Land. [Photo: Facebook]

Unique, hand-crafted mezuzah cases in the shape of the Holy Land. [Photo: Facebook]


Jews of all walks of life place mezuzahs on their doorposts to reaffirm their belief in God and their unique mission in the world. A mezuzah is a parchment made from the skin of a kosher animal with the two first paragraphs of the Shema prayer inscribed on it by a special scribe or sofer stam. The Shema is recited three times a day and reaffirms the unwavering belief in and loyalty to the God of Israel.

The mezuzah scroll is then placed in a hard case for protection before being affixed to a doorpost. These are sometimes plain, simple cases that are merely functional and don’t have a lot of added significance. Other cases, however, are beautiful adornments for the home rife with meaning.

The talented craftsmen at the Shins of Stone factory in Israel have wrought just such a case: a hand-crafted case in the shape of the modern map of Israel. This mezuzah is special because it reminds us just how miraculous it is that the Jews have returned to their historical homeland after 2,000 years.

Store-StoneMezuzahCases-600WIDE

From a Kabbalistic point of view, the mezuzah wards off the “evil spirit”. It’s also a sign of national pride and the Jewish ability to maintain traditions through the darkest times in history. Many doorposts in today’s Europe and Middle East where Jews once resided still carry the marks of a mezuzah—a symbol of Jewish perseverance.

The mezuzah separates the public from the private domain. It wards off outside influences from the Jewish home—in many cases, ones that attempt to cut the Jewish people off from their faith in God and unique way of life. It’s placed on the doorway of every habitable room in the house, as a reminder to maintain purity of thought and holiness of action even when in the privacy of one’s own home.

The Hebrew letter Shin often appears on the mezuzah case. It’s the first letter of God’s name Shaddai, an acronym for “Guardian of the Doors of Israel”.

God promised the entire Land of Israel as an “inheritance” to the offspring of Abraham, the first Jew. (Genesis 17:8)

After two millennia in Exile that saw the Jewish people endure countless persecution, mass expulsion, the Crusades and finally the Holocaust, in which a third of European Jewry perished in the gas chambers, the Jewish People have returned to the land of their ancestors, fulfilling God’s promise to His people.

While the modern State of Israel is far from the borders promised to us by God, we’re privileged to live a “free people in our land.” In a day and age when genocidal wars and mass terrorism pervade much of the free world, the Land of Israel has remained the “eye of the storm”. This is the realization of God’s promise to Abraham.

Show the spirit that has personified the Jewish people throughout history by getting a unique mezuzah in the shape of the State of Israel to adorn your doorstep.

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