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Classic Twelve Tribe Mezuzah case, set of 5

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Classic Twelve Tribe Mezuzah case, set of 5

$11.67

Classic metal mezuzah case with the twelve tribe symbol.

Length: 15cm (5.9 inches)

Price includes shipping.

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The Mezuzah is a parchment scroll made from the skin of a “kosher” animal, placed in a special case (called “Mezuzah Case”), attached to a doorpost of a Jewish house. Two passages from the Torah (Deuteronomy 6: 4–9 and 11:13) are inscribed on the scroll, which is part of the Shema Israel (“Hear o Israel”) prayer, in which the commandment to put Mezuzah is mentioned. There are three letters written from the outside of the scroll – shin, dalet, yood – these are the first letters of one of the names of the God in Torah, translated to English as Almighty; and also interpreted as an abbreviation of the words: Guarding the Doors of Israel.

Mezuzah case, where the actual Mezuzah scroll is inserted, should be attached to the top-third of the right stand of the doorpost when viewed from the outside. There is a custom in Ashkenazi and Moroccan communities to hang the Mezuzah slightly inclined towards the room. All Jewish houses all over the world have mezuzahs attached to their doorposts, not only on the main entrance but also on the inner doors, except for bathrooms and toilets.

Mezuzah is NOT a magic amulet. It is prohibited in Judaism to believe in the magic protective properties of amulets and any use of them is also strictly prohibited. By attaching Mezuzahs to their doorposts Jews simply fulfill the commandment of the mezuzah prescribed in the Torah (Deuteronomy 6: 4–9 and 11:13). One of the most prominent Jewish scholars, Rambam explains (Laws of Tefillin 6:13): “The commandment to have a mezuzah on our doorposts reminds at each of our arrivals or leaving the house about the unity of the Most High and our due love for Him”.

12 stones on the Hoshen, the precious Priestly Breastplate that was worn by the High Priest in Jerusalem Temple stand for the twelve tribes of Israel:

  1. Ruby (Red) stands for the tribe Reuben;
  2. Jade (Green) stands for the tribe Shimon;
  3. Agate (Red, White, and Black Striped) stands for the tribe of Levi;
  4. Carbuncle (Bluish-Green) stands for the tribe of Judah;
  5. Lapis-Lazuli (Blue) stands for the tribe of Issachar;
  6. Quartz Crystal (Clear) stands for the tribe of Zebulun;
  7. Turquoise (Greenish Blue) stands for the tribe of Dan;
  8. Amethyst (Purple) stands for the tribe of Naftali;
  9. Agate (Grey) stands for the tribe of Gad;
  10. Aquamarine (Light Blue) stands for the tribe of Asher;
  11. Onyx (Black) stands for the tribe of Joseph, divided in itself to two tribes of the sons of Joseph: Ephraim and Menashe;
  12. Opal (A Stone Possessing All the Colors) stands for the tribe of Benjamin.

Length: 15cm (5.9 inches)

Price includes shipping.

Additional information

Weight 0.066 kg
Dimensions 15 x 4 x 1 cm

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