Mobius Necklace - Shema Prayer

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Considered the most important prayer in Judaism, it is both an affirmation of faith and a declaration of belief in one G-d.

The entire Shema (or sh'ma) consists of the daily prayers that commences with Shema Yisrael and comprises Deuteronomy 6:4-9, 11:13-21, and Numbers 15:37-41.

This unusual pendant has been finely engraved with the first line of the V'ahavta (Deuteronomy 6:5), from the first portion of the prayer. The two letters ayin E and dalet D are enlarged in the first sentence, together form the word eid, meaning witness, a testament to the sovereignty of God.

In English: And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be in your heart. And you shall teach them diligently to your children, and you shall speak of them when you sit at home, and when you walk along the way, and when you lie down and when you rise up. And you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes. And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

This extraordinary necklace moves the tradition of poesy jewelry into the twenty first centruy, in its sophisticated form and highly technical degree of craftsmanship. The geometric shape of the pendant is known as a Mobius strip, after the German mathematician August Ferdinand Mobius. It represents the seeming paradox of a plane without end, or one of infinite length. As such it became an accepted mathematical symbol for infinity. The circlet will move about the chain when worn, constantly changing its appearance. Creating one shape, then another. The more one observes its seeming simplicity, the more complex it becomes. The message remains constant, the form never rests. All are craftman made.

Each piece is accompanied by a storycard explaining the history or derivation of the inscription. Chain: 18" [46mm] sterling cable chain.

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