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Tangible judaism

ŁÓDŹ, UL. WSCHODNIA 34

$245.00

Size

6,69” long / 2,36” wide

Material

Bronze

Class

Unique

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Description

Learn more about mezuzuah from this home series

The trace of mezuzah

new mezuzah - bronze cast of the trace

The story hidden behind

the home

Several Jewish families lived in the tenement house at ul. Wschodnia 34. The list of tenants – none of which were originally from Łódź – indicates that in the listed years the following businesses were active at this address: 1929 – Mojżesz Goldminc sold flour 1929 – Abram Majerowicz from Pacanów ran a diner 1930 – Jakub Frenkiel from Warta ran a silk embroidery service 1930 – Dawid Naftulewicz from Gruszów had a colonial furniture store

the scroll

While searching for mezuzah traces in Łódź, we found a mezuzah containing a scroll at 34 Wschodnia St. The mezuzah scroll was covered by a sheet of paper with a letter Shin writen on it with a blue pencil. This sign of care of the mezuzah is very touching and shows great respect of it’s pre-war owner. Because of bad condition of the building and an announcement “For sale” we decided to take the mezuzah scroll out. The scroll was examined by a conservationist from the National Museum in Warsaw. At this moment this klaf is on display at our office in Warsaw.