Mi Polin Bronze Mezuzah - OŚWIĘCIM, UL. KS. JANA SKARBKA 5

Price: $325.00
In Stock

Cast Bronze
Approximately 6.5" long, 1.25" wide
Made in Poland

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. Kosher scroll is not included.

This house was constructed at the turn of the 20th century. It was owned by the Wulkan, Leser, and Teichner families. In 1928, it was sold to Bernard Teichman. His daughter, Fryda, lived here in the early 1930s with her husband, Symcha Kluger, and their nine children. The family store in the basement of the house sold live chickens. Symcha Kluger was a religious teacher. On Saturday afternoons he would lead discussions of religious commentary at the Great Synagogue.

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:
www.timesofisrael.com

 

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