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Arabesque Yad (Torah Pointer)
Quest Collection

Arabesque Yad (Torah Pointer)

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For hundreds of years, Jews used simple tapered wooden sticks to point the way through the text of the Torah without touching the fragile handwritten animal-skin parchment surface of the holy book. These pointers are called “yads” (literally the Hebrew word for "hand", יד) because of the miniature hands that are typically featured on the tip of the pointer. Yads are personal, individualized objects and have developed into a unique art form with great variety since there are no rules governing their form.

This stunning yad is handcrafted from pewter and hand-painted in a dark blue, rich enamel color. It has silver-plated swirl patterns decorating it with three bands separating it into three sections. A link chain is attached and a silver hand points at the bottom. A beautiful yad is a wonderful gift for a bar/bat mitzvah, synagogue, or an observant Jewish family.

  • 8.2 inches long (20.8 cm)
  • Silver plated pewter with hand-painted finish
  • Made in USA

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