5" Long, 1.25" wide
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. Each mezuzah is cast in bronze with a Shin and the area which it was cast from engraved on the side. It also has an open space in the back for a scroll. The kosher scroll is not included.
The Story Behind this Mezuzah
The original pre-war mezuzah with a parchment inside was found in the building of the Wrocław Jewish Community on the doorpost of the kosher kitchen steward office. This mezuzah is one of the few known pre-war mezuzot in Poland, which still contain a scroll and remains consistently since affixing more than 80 years ago.