A claf is a sacred parchment that is held inside the mezuzah case. The parchment is hand-written by a scribe who concentrates on the spiritual meaning of each word. The text inscribed on the parchment is the first three paragraphs of the Shema, the central prayer of the Jewish faith. These paragraphs encourage individuals to love G-d with all their heart, and state that these words should be placed on the doorposts of one’s home and on their gates.
- Approximately 2.75’’ x 2.5’’
- Hand-written on parchment