Selasa, 13 Februari 2018
As a Young Jewish woman, I can remember the very first gift I received which meant it was special. The trinket lay inside a finely wrapped jewelry box decorated with a purple bow. It was a small, gold mezuzah using the Star of David on it. A Mezuzah Is traditionally set up on doorposts of Jewish homes, but the prayer inside it occupies the most cherished of Jewish Prayers. As a kid, I felt protected and unique in comparison to my other friends who didn't have such a lavish present at this young age. This Judaica Gift stayed with me for many years to come. It was a glistening gold charm that in times of great fear I'd cling to it with all my might, shut my eyes, and beg for protection. Regardless of the fact that most folks associate Judiaca with fancy jewelry shops, over or underpriced desired items for Jewish smachot, or festive events, within each and every Judaica Gift, establishes a personal story that represents Jewish civilization. Take the Stern family, for instance.
It must have Been chilly in Nazi Germany during World War II when the *Stern family was evacuated from their home in *Budapest, Hungary. Meyer was a young boy when he was shot with is family to Auschwitz. His sister and mother had been murdered after they came into Auschwitz. To be able to survive, Meyer always made himself seem heallthy, regardless of the fact he had a bad case of jaundice. He would use a string tied round his throat and would pull it during roll call. In this manner, Meyer could demonstrate he was fit and able because his blood rushed to his face. Through the years that Meyer was in Auschwitz, he was employed in the region better known as, "Canada," or the Bekleidungskammer. This was the part where Jews were ordered to give up their jewelry and precious products. Some of the things were Judaica. Some items included gold menorahs or just a Star of David pendant with quality diamond configurations. In general, the quality of jewellery was high end. Sadly, the quality of life, to the Nazis valued lower than the jewellery itself. Meyer was likely one of several Jews in the tome of this war which somehow smuggled the jewellery, even through a death march. The action of "stealing" the stolen jewelry in the Nazis meant death itself, if one was captured. But, Meyer felt that, despite not knowing who the stones belonged to, his obligation was to return it into Jewish hands. Today, the Jewish Jewelry and Judaica can be seen at the Yad Vashem museum in Jerusalem, Israel.
The Holocaust is just 1 case of Judaica telling a personal story, and if that's the case, a tragic yet triumphant one. Additionally, there are tales of Kiddush cups handed down nearly ten generations all of the way from Arab countries where Jews lived, such as Yemen and then to the USA.
Ultimately, Jewish Jewelry And Judaica tell stories of generations upon generations and have good Significance to the first individual who's lucky enough to get such a Gift with significance that connects them to their heritage, their religion,