Over two thousand years ago during the Hasmonean dynasty (2nd century B. C. E.), the Essenes settled in the ancient city of Qumran in the Judean desert by the Dead Sea. They stored the holy scrolls in cylinder shaped canisters. These scrolls were found years later by a Bedoin shepherd in 1946, prompting the archaeological excavations of the Qumran caves.
The top and bottom of the mezuzah cylinder, is made of bronze with patina finish, and is reminiscent of the ancient jars in which the scrolls were found. This beautiful mezuzah is influenced by the cylindrical shape of the Qumran scrolls (Dead Sea scrolls). The patina tops and bottoms are representative of the tops of the jars that held the original scrolls. The Jerusalem stone is etched with the words from the parchment contained inside the jar.
Michael Kupietzky was born in the United States, but now resides in Israel with his family. Each of his creations follows the Bauhaus philosophy that “form follows function”.
This Mezuzah fits a 4″ (10cm) scroll. Each Mezuzah is signed by the artist.
Sharon W. –
Those who know me know that I usually never write reviews on anything, as a mother of five I simply don’t have the time. But in this case I feel like I must share my experience with my most recent purchase from Mezuzah Master. I had had my eye on this Qumran Mezuzah for quite sometime (I just love the authentic, jerusalem-ey look), and had dropped some (none too subtle) hints to my husband who (finally 😉 ) decided to surprise me with what he thought was the mezuzah I wanted. Imagine my disappointment when I opened the box and realized that my dear husband had ordered the wrong one! My husband suggested I contact Mezuzah Master and ask to exchange it, and though I wasn’t too hopeful, I gave it a shot. The customer service rep I spoke too was extremely friendly and helpful, and not only did mezuzah master allow me to exchange the mezuzah for the one I really wanted, but they even shipped the new one out for free! Five star customer service! Oh yeah, and the Mezuzah is gorgeous too!