by: N. Klieman
New designs for Mezuzah cases by Israeli designers are attracting a great deal of attention in the International marketplace. A Mezuzah case is the cover for a piece of parchment on which is inscribed the ‘Shema Yisrael-Hear O’ Israel portion of the Bible. The Biblical commandment as stated in Deuteronomy directs each family to affix a Mezuzah on the doorway of their home. In order to protect the parchment inscription from wear and the elements outdoors, special Mezuzah cases were created to house the Mezuzah itself.
Over the course of the years Mezuzah cases evolved from simple stone and wood covers to modern cases made of metal, glass, clay and plastics. Mezuzah case designers often create their products with designs ranging from traditional to modern and bold.
Bright colors are very popular today as many home and apartment owners wish to attract the attention of those who come to visit. Other families choose to remain with more traditional designs that are made of filigree silver or incorporate the Jewish Star (Magen David}.
There is an accepted practice among more observant Jews to attach a Mezuzah case to each room in the home (other than bath room). As a result, many families seek special Mezuzah designs for children’s rooms or even a baby nursery.
New materials and color applications allow for the production of Mezuzah cases to suit any budget or taste in design. Wood cases with strong acrylic colors or metal cases with attractive colors impregnated into the case itself are just a few of the many examples for which Mezuzah cases can be found. The advantage of shopping from an Israeli Internet site permits you to choose the latest and most decorative Mezuzah cases available today.
Whether you choose designer glass, metal or wooden models of Mezuzah cases we can all agree that Israeli designers of Mezuzah cases offer the latest and greatest selection of newly designed Mezuzah cases and covers available anywhere.