Mezuzah Silver Colored with Grafted-in symbol in gold color.
Size: 4″ long (10cm)
“And these words which I commanded you this day you shall write them on the doorpost of your house and on your gates” (Deuteronomy 6:9) Although the “Mezuzah” is the Hebrew word for doorpost, the parchment scroll (“klaf”) which is placed upon the doorpost is also referred to as a “Mezuzah” after the place where it is put. The “Mezuzah” is a small scroll of parchment on which are written two Biblical passages: “Hear 0 Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one….. (Deuteronomy 6:4-9), and “And if you will carefully obey my commandments… (Deuteronomy 11:13-21)
The parchment scroll is rolled up, enclosed in a case of wood, metal or plastic and attached to the doorpost. The “Mezuzah,” is in a protective case, which can be made of any material and be almost any shape. This case, which is also often referred to as a “Mezuzah” is then nailed to the right side of the door frame at the beginning of the upper third of the doorpost. The “Mezuzah” is tilted at an angle with the upper part of the “Mezuzah” slanted inward toward the house or room, and the lower part away from the house. The Hebrew letter “Shin” ( ש) usually appears on the outside of the “Mezuzah” case symbolizing God’s name “El Shaddai.”
“GRAFTED IN” SYMBOL
Early Messianic Symbol. This sign has reportedly been discovered, in recent years, on pottery in The Jerusalem area, believed to date from the 2nd century A.D. Some experts have concluded that it was an identifying mark of the early Jewish believers in Yeshua (Jesus) that tied together their traditions and their faith. Surely more facts will come to light as more archaeological evidence emerges.
This three-part design has become known as the “Grafted-in” symbol as it beautifully illustrates the truth of Romans 11:17-18. It has also been called “The Messianic seal of the Jerusalem Church.”
The “Menorah” (candelabra) at the top reminds us of God’s Torah and His fulfillment of the promises to Abraham in calling out the People of Israel. The Magen David (Star, or shield, of David) in the middle recalls the Nation of Israel and the establishment of the Davidic monarchy in the Land of Israel. The Fish at the bottom was a symbol for Yeshua used by the early Christians (from the Greek word for fish, “ichthys,” which was used as an acronym for “Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior”). Here it shows that the gentile has been grafted into the Jewish root through faith in Yeshua, the Messiah of Israel–the One who fulfilled the Torah and the rightful King in the line of David. Note that the symbol is one, completely fused together. With this fusion the “Grafted-In” symbol demonstrates that Jew and gentile are truly one in the Messiah, reconciled through His atonement. In Him the middle wall of partition has indeed been broken down. It is our prayer and desire that this symbol will inspire you as you meditate on the Scriptures, which in turn will lead you to share these truths with others.