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BUREAUCRACY GROGGER (NOISE MAKER)

"...You shall blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven, Do not forget"

(Deuteronomy 25:19)

Noise maker stamp noise maker stamp

Copyright 1989 by Avi Biran

One of the traditional Judaic manifestations of "Blotting out the existence of Haman" is accomplished by writing his name on the shoe sole and, by walking, erasing his presence. The modern form of this custom, according to Avi Biran, is writing the name of Haman with pencil on paper and erasing it by the act of stamping with a stamp having rubber erasers built out letters stating the verse: "...I will utterly blot out..." (Exodus 17:14). Furthering the artist's metaphor protesting against bureaucracy, one should take example from the above Mitzvah and erase the injustice of bureaucracy. Inside the body of the grogger are ten pieces of silver, symbolizing the ten evil sons of Haman, while emphasizing and adding further noise.

Sterling Silver, Wood, Rubber

, 4.5" x 4.5" x 5.5".

$3,060

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