Mi Polin Bronze Mezuzah - SIEDLCE, UL. SOKOLOWSKA 18
This mezuzah is a part of the Mi Polin "Mezuzah From This Home" project. Artisans Aleksander Prugar and Helena Czernek travel across Poland to find traces of mezuzahs from the pre-war homes of the country's millions of vanished Jews. They then cast these traces in bronze. The casts symbolize the emptiness of now-vacant homes, the remembrance of those who lived there, and the reclaiming of the mezuzah. When you affix the mezuzah to your doorframe, you fill its emptiness and give it a second life. Touching the mezuzah activates a link between past and present.
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.)
Learn more about the "Mezuzah from the Home" project in this Times of Israel article.
This bronze cast commemorates the occupants of 18 Sokołowska Street, Siedlce.
The research for the story behind this mezuzah is still in progress. We know the tenement at Sokołowska 18 was inside the Siedlce Ghetto.
Dimensions: 6 x 1.25 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 references "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.