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Deluxe HaMakom Shiviti

SKU 00036
$72.36
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Deluxe HaMakom Jewish Shiviti Amulet

  • Size: 3” W x 9.5" L
  • Materials: wool felt, cotton & metallic embroidery flosses, glass and metal beads, metal cage
  • Hebrew Text: haMakom (המקום) The Place
  • Hidden pocket with glass vial (chilis and wheat not included)
  • Signed & dated on the back
  • Hidden brass o-ring hanger

This hand embroidered amulet invokes the Jewish name of G!d/dess that is "The Place" and reminds us to experience the Divine, even in the most unexpected places. It appears three times in the Torah, most famously in Genesis 28:16 when after wrestling the angel, Jacob calls out:

Surely the Eternal is present in this place, and I did not know it!
אכן ישׁ יהוה במקום הזה ,ואנכי לא ידעתי

This particular shiviti was inspired by a friends request to explore this name and the colors of the ancient Mishkan, because in Exodus 25:8 we read,

And let them make Me a sanctuary that I may dwell among them.
.ועשו לי מקדש ושכנתי בתוכם

The colors pull from the blue, scarlet, purple, "fresh linen," and gold that are the colors the Torah tells us were used in the creation of the Mishkan. The pocket, glass vial, and empty “crystal cage” are for you to fill, and tend this amulet like a mini altar. Be open and inspired. Leave yourself a note. Place stone or small object in it. Place a fresh flowers and let them dry - or try seasonal items like wheat, barley or even chili peppers. Whatever offerings you are called to make that will help you create a sanctuary within yourself for the presence of the Divine.

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A shiviti is a Jewish amulet/focal point for prayer and meditation on the presence of the Divine in all things. To learn more about shiviti see: http://bit.ly/2AoiMuA

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