Harlequin 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.
This harlequin yad Torah pointer is hand-painted in alternating shades of green and blue, creating a mesmerizing pattern. There is an elegant gold plated pewter design at the top with an attached chain. A golden finger points at the bottom. A beautiful yad is a wonderful gift for a bar/bat mitzvah, synagogue, or an observant Jewish family.
- 7½ inches long (19 cm)
- 24k gold plated pewter with hand-painted enamel finish
- Made in USA