Bluenoemi Israeli Jewelry Sterling Silver Mezuzah Necklace, Filigree Chai Pendant Necklace Jewish Jewelry
Mezuzah necklace gift of Luck
Handmade silver amulate pendant. Intricately decorated with traditional Yemenite filigree inscribed with the Hebrew letters "Hai" - the numerical value of 18 and meaning "life" . Favored by the spiritual Kabbalist.
Includes a sterling silver chain of 45 cm.
What is a Mezuzah?
A mezuzah (Hebrew: מְזוּזָה "doorpost") (plural: mezuzot (מְזוּזוֹת)) is a piece of parchment (often contained in a decorative case) inscribed with specified Hebrew verses from the Torah (Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and 11:13-21).
These verses comprise the Jewish prayer "Shema Yisrael", beginning with the phrase: "Listen, Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is One."
A mezuzah is affixed to the doorframe of Jewish homes to fulfill the mitzvah (Biblical commandment) to inscribe the words of the Shema "on the doorposts of your house" (Deuteronomy 6:9).
Jewish law requires a mezuzah on every doorway in the home apart from bathrooms, and closets too small to qualify as rooms; but many families only place one in the front doorway.
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.