Tree of Life Mezuzah Case – Antique Finish
This mezuzah case handcrafted by Ruth Shapiro using the lost wax casting method, uses as its imagery the Tree of Life, in turn referring to the Torah which gives us a framework with which to live our lives. The mezuzah case holds a piece of parchment, upon which is written 2 Hebrew prayers which describe the relationship of the Almighty to the Jewish people, as well as man’s relationship to fellow men. This box or case is placed on the doorpost of a Jewish home so that one may consider these prayers as one enters and leaves.
Parchment sold separately. Click here for more information.
Materials: Bronze. Lacquered and waxed to discourage tarnish.
Size: 2 3/4″ x 5/8″ x 1/2″
Meet the Artist: Ruth Shapiro
Ruth Shapiro is an artist, nurse, wife and mother, and not necessarily in that order.
Ruth Shapiro handcrafts fine metal art. No factories, no imports, no employees, just wonderful designs and precision by an artist widely recognized in the United States, Canada, and Israel. Traditional themes with contemporary expression are seen in all of her creations. Her artwork varies from classical to contemporary to whimsical and fun, and her sense of humor and warmth are sprinkled throughout.
Ruth fuses rich symbolism and visual stories her metal-working skills. In 1988, she went to Israel to learn techniques from silver masters, and to enhance her spiritual development. Her work has taken Ruth to shows and exhibits all over the United States, Israel and Canada. One of Ruth's yads was carried into space!