4.5" x 1"
Made in Poland
This mezuzah is a part of the Mi Polin "Mezuzah From This Home" project. This project commemorates the Jewish life of pre-war Poland by taking mezuzah casts from the door frames of once Jewish homes. They symbolize the emptiness of now vacant homes, the remembrance of those who lived there, and the reclaiming of the mezuzah, which for years remained empty but now can fulfill its role in Judaica at home.
The kosher scroll is not included.
Ciepła Street was situated in the part of the Białystok Ghetto. Only one resident of the tenement survived the World War II. Ciepła Street was a part of the Jewish Ghetto, which was established by German Nazi on May 26th 1941. The Ghetto liquidation started on August 16th, 1943. Jews who didn’t hide were rounded up. Around that time, 300 Jewish fighters fought back against the Germans in the small area of Ciepła Street, Poleska Street and Jurowiecka Street. After battle, Ciepła Street was was leveled by the Germans.
Mi Polin means “from Poland” in Hebrew. Mi Polin is the first brand that designs and produces Judaica in Poland since the end of World War II, the Holocaust, and 45 years of communism. Mi Polin is a contemporary design studio specializing in Jewish objects, branding for Jewish institutions, and graphic design. Their design refers to "hiddur micva", which demands that ritual artifacts be beautiful, but also emphasizes their multi-faceted nature. Mi Polin was founded by Aleksander Prugar and Helena Czernek.
Learn more about the "Mezuzah from the Home" project here: