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Blue and White Notched Yad (Torah Pointer)

Blue and White Notched Yad (Torah Pointer)

By Quest Collection

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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.

Give honor and elegance to the mitzvah of reading the torah with this handcrafted yad. Made from antique 24k gold plated pewter, the clean notched design is complemented by hand-painted, rich blue and white enamel. A beautiful yad is a wonderful gift for a bar/bat mitzvah, synagogue, or an observant Jewish family.

  • 9¼ inches long (23.4 cm)
  • 24k gold plated pewter with hand-painted details
  • Made in USA

Product Details

  • Product type: Torah Pointer
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25 lb (4.0 oz; 113 g)
  • SKU010006808

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