Wood Mezuzas - מזוזות
I am so inspired by wood as a material--the natural variations in shade and grain of each piece of wood truly dictate the uniqueness of each piece.
I use wood from various sources such as driftwood, reclaimed wood, exotic wood and olive wood from Israel.
From more rustic driftwood and found wood branches to more stylized mezuzah shapes, there is a wood mezuza for every taste and to match every kind of decor.
What is a Mezuzah?
A mezuzah (Hebrew: מְזוּזָה "doorpost"; plural: מְזוּזוֹת mezuzot) is a piece of parchment (often contained in a decorative case) inscribed with specified Hebrew verses from theTorah(Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and 11:13-21). These verses compose the Jewish prayer "Shema Yisrael", beginning with the phrase: "Hear, O Israel, the LORD (is) our God, the LORD is One". A mezuzah is affixed to the doorframe in Jewish homes to fulfill the mitzvah (Biblical commandment) to inscribe the words of the Shema "on the doorposts of your house" (Deuteronomy 6:9). Some interpret Jewish law to require a mezuzah on every doorway in the home apart from bathrooms and closets too small to qualify as rooms. The parchment is prepared by a qualified scribe (a "sofer stam") who has undergone many years of meticulous training, and the verses are written in black indelible ink with a special quill pen. The parchment is then rolled up and placed inside the case.