Artisans Aleksander Prugar and Helena Czernek, of Mi Polin, travel across Poland to find traces of mezuzahs from the pre-war homes of the country's millions of vanished Jews. They then cast these traces in bronze, with the address of the trace engraved on the size of the mezuzah. Behind each cast mezuzah is a slot for inserting a scroll. When you affix the mezuzah to your doorframe, you fill the emptiness and give it a second life. Touching the mezuzah activates a link between past and present.
The tenement building at Brezka 18 in Warsaw was built by Menachem Rothlevi in 1914. It contained apartments, shops and businesses, including a bakery, a sewing school for girls, a butcher, and a hairdresser. By the 1930s, all residents were Jewish. In 1940, the building was bought by Konstanty Waleruk -- but after WWII, he lost all rights to it. The building fell into neglect and disrepair. Now, a century later, the building will get a new life: The Mamillion company will renovate it to appear as it originally did. This beautiful building will be teeming with life again. The mezuzah is cast from a trace outside apartment no. 7, pictured.
Kosher Scroll sold seperately