April 2024

Celebrating American Women Metalsmiths

American women metal artists have emerged as the new pioneers in the world of Judaica, creating some of the most captivating ritual Jewish items available in today’s market. Through their unique blend of creativity, skill, and passion, these artisans have redefined the traditional concept of the mezuzah, infusing it with a contemporary aesthetic while preserving …

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German Mezuzahs late 19th/early 20th century

German Mezuzahs late 19th/early 20th Century Mezuzah made by Adolf Mayer, Germany Introduction With German unification and the industrial revolution, prosperity abounded for Germans.  That included the Jews of Germany. This affluence created new market demand for ritual Judaica items.   Historically, mezuzahs were modest, crafted from simple and inexpensive materials like wood or tin. …

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