A mezuzah is a piece of parchment (often contained in a decorative case) inscribed with Hebrew verses from the Torah (Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and 11:13-21 – the Shema). Many people incorrectly believe that the mezuzah is a good-luck charm or that it is connected to the story of the Exodus from Egypt; however, its true purpose is to serve as a constant reminder of G-d’s presence.
Mezuzahs are handwritten on parchment scrolls and placed in a case, which is then affixed to the right doorpost. Some people place one only on the entrance to their home, while others have one on every door frame.
Here are 11 beautiful and modern mezuzot to inspire and delight (in alphabetical order).
Ben Zion David
Mezuzah Name: Yemenite Handmade Silver Mezuzah Case
Inspiration: Combining modern design and Yemenite styling
CeMMent by Marit Meisler
Mezuzah Name: Long Shin Mezuzah
Inspiration: Rethink and redefine formal preconceptions of traditional objects which have been taken for granted.
Mezuzah Name: Deco Mezuzah
Inspiration: Streamlined look of art deco design
Grande Studio by Victoria Grande
Mezuzah Name: Girls Room Mezuzah
Inspiration: Shabby Chic
Inspiration: Man’s Landing on the Moon
Metalace by Talila Abraham
Mezuzah Name: Shma
Inspiration: Present prayer as “lace of words” with stainless steel and advanced technology.
Mi Polin by Helena Czernek and Aleksander Prugar
Mezuzah Name: Prozna 14
Inspiration: Jewish life in Poland before WWII
Mezuzah Name: Touching Mezuzah
Inspiration: Pure and simple lines that incorporate Jewish motifs and religious concepts
Studio Armadillo by Anat Stein and Hadas Kruk
Mezuzah Name: Octagon Mezuzah
Inspiration: Ritual objects that celebrate Jewish tradition through modern design
Mezuzah Name: Colorful Mezuzah Case
Inspiration: To make serious religious articles feel more approachable, humorous and endearing
Yahalomis by Tal Hadar and Roy Yahalomi
Mezuzah Name: Shin
Inspiration: Modern and minimalistic design
Your turn: Share the link to your favorite mezuzot design in the comments below.