Tuesday, 2 April 2013

The letter 'M'


Hi you all! My chosen word this week is Mezuzah, the little box affixed to the door in a Jewish home, containing the words of the 'Shema Israel' beginning with the phrase: "Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One" , taken from the book of Deuteronomy. The parchment, written by hand from a trained scribe 'Sofer Stam' in indelible ink is rolled to fit into the casing. which is mostly decorated.
The Hebrew letters on the casing – spell “Shaddai” – the Almighty.

I have made a 3-dimensional tag. I made a little paper mezuzah case, and glued it together after colouring and decorating the outside. I put a copy of the Hebrew parchment into it, and mounted it with screw brads onto my tag. The mezuzah is always mounted at an angle on the right side of the door post.




Thanks for looking, have a good week and take care!
Valerie

14 comments:

  1. Interesting! Nice colors!

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  2. What a beautiful spiritual tag very informative! X

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  3. Beautiful tag Val, and very meaningful! Hugs, Sarah

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  4. This is wonderful, interesting in context and absolutely beautiful in its design!

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  5. FaNdAbUlOuS Valerie! A wonderful idea, beautifully executed and those violas are gorgeous! :0) Mo

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  6. How interesting Valerie, and such a lovely detailed tag I especially like the gold sparkly effect on the box and those beautiful flowers, all nicely put together!

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  7. Beautiful tag and a wonderful insight into other beliefs! x ;-)

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  8. Every week I learn something new from the posts on Tag Tuesday, this one is no exception. I really like this unusual idea, the tag has come together so well, and I love those flowers,too, they look so 3D as well, almost like one of those little porcelain brooches.

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  9. Beautiful tag with loads of gorgeous details and really interesting to ready about this custom too. :o)

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  10. A lovely tag - so pretty! Thank you for the interesting explanation as to its meaning. Carolyn xx

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  11. Very original tag. I didnt know what a Mezuzah was until your post! I love the blue and gold on your paper version Valerie

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  12. Fab tag Valerie and really interesting too! Aren't we learning a lot from each other's tags!?
    Jane x

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  13. Very Clever... Love the design & colours... Hugs May x x x

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