Silver and Gold Colored Almond Tree Cutout Shraga Landesman Mezuzah Case
Blooming forth out of Jewish tradition and history, this silver and gold-colored almond tree cutout mezuzah case by Israeli artist Shraga Landesman recalls Korach’s spiritual challenge to our prophets Moses and Aaron. Which disputant can make an almond branch bloom?
This silver and golden colored cutout mezuzah case is a stunning piece of Judaica reminding us of the spiritual powers of our great prophets. The cutout forms of almond blossoms and the branch they bloom upon remind us of Korach’s challenge to our prophets Moses and his brother Aaron. This spiritual test, also an archetypal dispute for leadership, came in the form of a competition: which of them could make an almond branch bloom?
This competition also brings up a play on words, where the word for almond “shaked” also literally means “speed” in Hebrew. The almond is the fruit that grows fastest of all, and was a great receptor for Aaron’s spiritual powers. Shraga Landesman is an Israeli artist based in the Haifa drawing upon Jewish tradition, story, and law alike. Will you lead, or be led?
- Size (cm): 13X4X2.7
- Size (Inch): 5.1X1.5X1