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Sokolow Podlaski Mezuzah

SKU: prod-4785
This mezuzah is part of a new series from Mi Polin titled “Mezuzah from this house.” Before World War II, Poland had 3.5 million Jewish inhabitants as well a few million mezuzot. Almost all of the Jews and their mezuzot perished during the war, with only traces and empty holes remaining today in the place of mezuzahs.“Mezuzah from this house” is a bronze cast of the traces left behind and commemorates the Jewish lives of pre-war Poland. Each mezuzah has an engraved letter Shin and the address where the trace was found on the side. After sitting untouched for many years, these mezuzot can now fulfill their holy function again.

The story behind this mezuzah:
When Czernek and Prugar arrived in Sokolow Podlaski on a Sunday morning, they saw the original door of the building had been replaced with a new one. They found the old door and door frame with a trace of a mezuzah in the backyard, next to the garbage. A resident of the building told them that the door had been replaced on Friday and would be taken to a garbage dump or burned on Monday. After hearing this, Czernek and Prugar immediately decided to save it and they brought it to Helena’s home. The building used to be a butcher’s shop, which sold non-kosher meat to customers who were not Jews.

Price: $325.00
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  • Mi Polin
  • Made in Poland
  • Cast Bronze
  • 7.5'' long