Breastplate Mezuzah/Menorah (Large)
Mezuzah Nickel plated mezuzah decorated with Breastplate and the word "G-d" in Hebrew ("El Shaddai" - also: "Keep the doors of Israel safe"). This mezuzah has soft rubber backing for easy insertion of a parchment (not included). Height: 6 inches / 15.25 cm Design: Menorah The Breastplate was worn by the High Priest in the times of the Holy Temple. It was decorated with 12 stones symbolizing the Twelve Tribes of Israel. Tribe & Stone: Reuben – Ruby Shimon – Peridot or Topaz Levi – Emerald Judah – Garnet Issachar – Sapphire Zebulun – Diamond Dan – Opal Gad – Amethyst Naphtali – Agate Asher – Aquamarine Joseph – Onyx Benjamin – Jasper The Mezuzah is a symbol that can be seen on the right-hand doorpost in every Jewish household. It acknowledges G-d's sovereignty over the home. Within is a hand-inscribed parchment bearing the words of Deuteronomy 6: "Hear O Israel: The Lord our G-d is one Lord...And thou shalt write them (the words of G-d) upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates." Having a mezuzah on the doorpost, touching it and then touching the lips, reminds us to keep the word of G-d on our lips as we enter and leave our home.
Parchment not included