Byzantine Gold Yad (Torah Pointer)
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.
Byzantine inspired, this gold plated, pewter yad pointer is used to read from the Torah. Decorated with a gold filigree pattern, the pointer is designed to be flat. A chain is attached at the top and a finger points at the bottom. A beautiful yad is a wonderful gift for a bar/bat mitzvah, synagogue, or an observant Jewish family.
- 9½ inches long (24.1 cm)
- 24k Gold plated pewter
- Made in USA