Tree of Life Mezuzah Case, Bronze with Green Patina

Tree of Life Mezuzah Case, Bronze with Green Patina



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  • Handmade
  • Materials: bronze

The Tree of Life refers to the Torah, which gives us a framework with which to live our lives. The mezuzah case holds a piece of parchment, upon which is written 2 Hebrew prayers which describe the relationship of God to the Jewish people, as well as man's relationship to fellow men. This box or case is placed on the doorpost of a Jewish home so that one may consider these prayers as one enters and leaves.Many people place a mezuzah on each doorpost within their homes, except for the bathrooms!

This mezuzah is made using the lost wax casting method. I first carved the design from a piece of wax. It is then encased in a special plaster, and the wax is burned out. The negative space is filled with molten bronze. It is then cracked out of the plaster, which is only used once. It is filed and polished, and a special solution is applied to develop the lovely green (verdegris) patina. This color varies and is not always exactly the same shade as pictured. It is then lacquered and waxed to discourage tarnish. Approximately 3-1/4" tall with the loops by 5/8" wide by 1/2" deep. Handmade by Ruth Shapiro. This mezuzah is available in antiqued bronze, sterling silver, or in a deep, choclaty oil-rubbed bronze finish.

Convo me if you want this in sterling silver or antique bronze without a green patina.

This mezuzah case makes a wonderful wedding, graduation, house-warming or bar/bat mitzvah gift. How about one for yourself? Let me know if you would like this mezuzah gift wrapped and /or a gift card enclosed. No charge of course!

This mezuzah case does not come with the enclosed prayer. If you would like a Kosher "scroll" please convo me for a separate sale listing. If you would like a "non-Kosher" printed, as opposed to a hand-written scroll, let me know when you order your mezuzah case. There is no charge for the printed, non-Kosher version.

NOTE: The photo shows 2 sizes. This listing is for the smaller version. If you would like information about the larger version, please convo me! The taller version is 4-1/2" tall including the loops.

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133 reviews

5 out of 5 stars

biglehart1 Mar 23, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

This mezuzah case is absolutely beautiful! We loved the photo, but it's even better in person. Ruth was really wonderful about getting it to us right away and sending us a kosher scroll as soon as one came available. I cannot recommend her store highly enough and will definitely go to her first for future purchases. A wonderful experience all around!

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nancyearthsongrowe Sep 11, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I searched for months to find a mezuzah! I love this one. It is perfect for me.

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Reviewed by Anonymous Jan 10, 2013

malkagittel May 4, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

We were given this mezuzah as a wedding gift and it is absolutely beautiful! It is heavier than I imagined, but I am grateful that it is sturdy! Thank you!!

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