Mi Polin Bronze Mezuzah - BIALYSTOK, UL. CIEPLA 8
This mezuzah is a part of the Mi Polin "Mezuzah From This Home" project, which commemorates the Jewish life of pre-war Poland by taking mezuzah casts from the door frames of once-Jewish homes. They symbolize the emptiness of now-vacant homes, the remembrance of those who lived there, and the reclaiming of the mezuzah, which for years remained empty but now can fulfill its role again.
Each mezuzah is cast in bronze, with a Shin and the place where it was cast engraved on the side. It has an open space in the back for a scroll. (Use the drop-down menu to purchase your mezuzah with or without a scroll.)
This bronze cast commemorates the inhabitants of 8 Ciepła Street, Białystok.
Ciepła Street was situated in Białystok's Jewish Ghetto. Only one resident of the tenement survived World War II. The Ghetto was established by the Nazis on May 26, 1941. The Ghetto's "liquidation" started on August 16, 1943. Jews who didnt hide were rounded up. 300 Jewish fighters fought back against the Germans in the small area of Ciepła Street, Poleska Street and Jurowiecka Street. After the battle, Ciepła Street was leveled by the Germans.Dimensions: 4.5 x 1 inches
Made in Poland.
Mi Polin, meaning “from Poland” in Hebrew, is the first brand that designs and produces Judaica in Poland since the end of World War II, the Holocaust, and forty-five years of Communism. This contemporary design studio specializes in Jewish objects, branding for Jewish institutions, and graphic design. Their design refers to "hiddur micva" (a Slavic transliteration of “mitzvah”), which demands that ritual artifacts be beautiful, while also
emphasizing their multi-faceted nature. Mi Polin was founded by Aleksander Prugar and Helena Czernek.