Breastplate Mezuzah Nickel plated mezuzah decorated with the Hoshen Breastplate (worn by the High Priest with 12 stones representing the Twelve Tribes of Israel) and the word "G-d" in Hebrew ("El Shaddai" - also: "Keep the doors of Israel safe."). With soft backing for easy insertion of a prayer scroll (not included).
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. 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.
Height - 4.5 inches / 12 cm by 1 1/4 inch wide.
Imported from Israel