Lion Face Mezuzah

created by

Lisa Van Allsburg

$190.00

created by

Lisa Van Allsburg

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Lion-heart of your Home

Judaism is a faith not confined to synagogues. Within the comfort and familiarity of the home, Jewish families also strive for spirituality. A mezuzah mounted on the doorpost designates the home as Jewish, reminding the faithful of their connection to their faith and their heritage.

Intent on upholding the rituals and traditions that she and her siblings enjoyed growing up in a conservative Jewish family in Detroit, Lisa Van Allsburg set out to create a gallery-worthy collection of mezuzahs, Shabbat candlesticks, Kiddush cups and Seder plates. Her Forgotten Judaica collection evolved from the word neshoma, meaning "our spiritual soul."

Her husband - writer and illustrator Chris Van Allsburg - chose the lion for his mezuzah cover for its strength and fortitude. He wanted the animal's face to hang straight on the door jamb, but since Jewish law requires that the scroll be slanted his solution was to build a slanted vessel on the back of each mezuzah. The result is a delightfully expressive and unique piece that is sure delight guests and dwellers upon every entry. Hand-cast by Chris Van Allsburg in Detroit, Michigan.

Intent on upholding the rituals and traditions that she and her siblings enjoyed growing up in a conservative Jewish family in Detroit, Lisa Van Allsburg set out to create a gallery-worthy collection of mezuzahs, Shabbat candlesticks, Kiddush cups and Sedar plates. Her Forgotten Judaica collection evolved from the word neshoma, meaning "our spiritual soul."

Handmade

Made in the USA

Made from
bronze
Measurements
5" L x 1.5" W x .5" D
Notes
Please see special care instructions included in package. Comes in a 100% boiled wool keepsake storage bag (shown in second image).
Item ID
21001
 
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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Please note, the Lion Face Mezuzah has been discontinued. When it sells out, it will no longer be available.