Believed to provide protection, the Shema Israel prayer ('Hear, O Israel!) is affixed to the doorway of a Jewish home, inscribed according to exacting halachic standards on a piece of parchment.
The mezuzah (sometimes spelled mezuzah) case was developed to protect the parchment and can be purchased in an astonishing variety of sizes and designs. This sterling silver model from Israeli Judaica designers Hadad Silversmiths is crafted as a single tube of polished silver, with the Hebrew letter Shin (for Shema) in raised sterling silver on the surface. Each end is capped with a beveled edge scroll.
At a length of 8.3' (21 cm), the silver mezuzah can hold a klaf