A collection of menorahs and mezuzah cases will be on display at Belk Library until December 13.
The Hanukah menorahs are made of ceramics, Jerusalem stone, bronze, pewter, silver, wood, and multi-media. Two of the menorahs are designed to burn oil. The Jewish holiday of Hanukah begins on Wednesday evening, Dec. 1, and runs for eight nights.
The mezuzah cases include both traditional and contemporary designs. They are made of wood, stone, ceramics, pewter, glass, and precious metals. Each mezuzah case holds a rolled-up piece of parchment, a “mezuzah,” which is inscribed with Hebrew prayers. A mezuzah is affixed to the doorframe in Jewish homes to fulfill the commandments to inscribe the words of the Shema (Hebrew prayers) on the “doorposts of your house.”
The exhibit is from the collection of Renee Luberoff, mother of Camps Hillel Director, Nancy Luberoff. Renee Luberoff has been collecting Judaica for over 50 years.