Mezuzah from this home

Mezuzah from this home

Schedule
Duration
Jan 07 – Mar 10
Opening
January 7th 2016
Curator
Teresa Śmiechowska

Exposition titled „Mezuzah from this home”, showing twelve casts of old mezuzah contemporarily done in bronze. That way new mezuzah were made, ready to be used. 

Helena Czernek and Aleksander Prugar from Mi Polin, authors of the project, say that „mezuzah traces are witnesses for the Jewish inhabitants in Poland, an emptyness and symbol of these, who passed away. On the other hand they are the foundation on which new mezuzah are being crafted. Behind each cast mezuzah is a slot for inserting a klaf. When you affix the mezuzah to your doorframe, you fill the emptiness and give it a second life. Touching the mezuzah activates a link between past and present. Sitting untouched for many years, these mezuzot can now fulfill their holy function again. 

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