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MIZRAKH AS A PEG IN THE WALL

"And I will fasten him like a peg in a secure place..."

(Isaiah 22, 23)

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Prayer on the peg - detail:
Baby spoon detail

Copyright 2011 by Avi Biran

There was a tradition to stick a small peg or a nail in between the stones of the western wall before living Jerusalem to a long gurney. By doing that you asked from G-d to lead you back to this secure place. The tradition of writing a pray or a talisman on the peg started already at the Mesopotamian ziggurat where pegs with text were placed in between the mud bricks of the holy temple. On this peg I wrote the beginning of "Sim Shalom Tova Uvrakhah..." (Grant peace everywhere goodness and blessing...). A blessing that recited at the end of the morning 'Amidah' prayer. The peg is attached to the back that symbolizing the western wall stone with the texture around it that looks like the stone carving of King Herod period. Place this Mizrakh at your eastern wall to remember Jerusalem.

Gold plate on brass, 5" x 3" x 1.5"

$ 450

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