There is a well known story of a little boy in a desperately needy situation. He wanted so badly to pray to G-d to beseech Him for His help. Only, the prayer book was in Hebrew, and this poor little boy did not know how to read Hebrew. Being that the only Hebrew he knew at all was the Alef Bet (the Hebrew alphabet), the boy did all he could which was to cry out to
G-d with each and every letter, one by one. Alef, Bet, Gimel, Daled, Heh… It is said that his unique prayer had such great devotion that it went directly up to the Heavens, reaching the highest heights.
This is the story I was thinking about when I designed this mezuzah. It is the Alef Bet starting at the bottom and climbing all the way to the top, with the traditionally enlarged letter shin, the first letter in one of G-d’s names as well as the letter that begins the word shamayim (heavens).
Fits scroll up to 10.5 cm / 4.25″ long