silver architectural-like element with four pieces of gold twisted wire, in a rough star of David, surrounding the Hebrew letter Shin.

Mezuzah (doorpost), Date Unknown

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The Shema (Deuteronomy 6:4-9) commands, "And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates." To fulfill this commandment, the Shema is written on a tiny scroll of parchment along with a companion passage, Deut. 11:13-21. The scroll is placed in a case and affixed to the right side of every doorpost at an angle while reciting a special blessing. This mezuzah is from the Metropolitan-Mount Sinai Medical Center, which closed in 1991.

Details
Title
Mezuzah (doorpost)
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2004.200
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silver architectural-like element with four pieces of gold twisted wire, in a rough star of David, surrounding the Hebrew letter Shin.