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Large Jewish Yad or Torah Pointer

$2,450
18 in. H x 2 in. D
Inventory Number: V0609

A fine Jewish yad or torah pointer of silver featuring a robed man playing a violin or fiddle on the handle end, with a traditional pointed finger hand on the other end. With decorative blue stone. A handsome find for the Judaica collector.

A yad (Hebrew: יד‎) (Yiddish: האַנט), literally, "hand," is a Jewish ritual pointer, popularly known as a Torah pointer, used by the reader to follow the text during the Torah reading from the parchment Torah scrolls. Beyond its practical usage, the yad ensures that the parchment is not touched during the reading.

There are several reasons for this: handling the parchment renders one ritually impure and the often-fragile parchment is easily damaged.

Moreover, the vellum parchment does not absorb ink so touching the scroll with fingers will damage the lettering.

While not required when chanting from the Torah, it is used frequently and is considered a hidur mitzvah ("embellishment of the commandment" of reading the Torah).

Large Jewish Yad or Torah Pointer

$2,450
H 18 in. x Diameter 2 in.
Inventory Number: V0609


A fine Jewish yad or torah pointer of silver featuring a robed man playing a violin or fiddle on the handle end, with a traditional pointed finger hand on the other end. With decorative blue stone. A handsome find for the Judaica collector.

A yad (Hebrew: יד‎) (Yiddish: האַנט), literally, "hand," is a Jewish ritual pointer, popularly known as a Torah pointer, used by the reader to follow the text during the Torah reading from the parchment Torah scrolls. Beyond its practical usage, the yad ensures that the parchment is not touched during the reading.

There are several reasons for this: handling the parchment renders one ritually impure and the often-fragile parchment is easily damaged.

Moreover, the vellum parchment does not absorb ink so touching the scroll with fingers will damage the lettering.

While not required when chanting from the Torah, it is used frequently and is considered a hidur mitzvah ("embellishment of the commandment" of reading the Torah).

Details

Russia
Early 20th Century
Precious Stone, Silver
1
Excellent
Wear commensurate with age and use
18 in. H x 2 in. D

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