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For many centuries, Jewish art was associated with the decoration of synagogues and the creation of ritual objects. They were used not only in the synagogue but also at home on Saturdays and holidays, and also for performing various rituals. The Torah is the most sacred book in Judaism. The Torah scroll is written by a scribe with special ink on special parchment.
Each week, a portion of the Torah is read out loud to the community
The Torah scroll does not actually touch while it is being read to prevent damage to the parchment or smearing of ink. Instead, the Torah reader uses a special Torah pointer, to follow the words. Thus, when reading the holy book, people use the Torah pointer, Yad in Hebrew, to show where the reader is in the scroll. This is not only practical, but also important for religious and spiritual reasons. This is a demonstration of the honor and respect of the Torah. The reader does not follow his finger during the reading and does not actually touch the Torah parchment with his hands.
Features and Design of Yads
The Torah pointer has a hand shape with a pointed finger at the end. The opposite end usually has a flower or some kind of decorative object. The chain that attaches the Torah’s pointer to the scroll usually passes through this object. The chain may be a metal, namely silver or steel, but some are also made of colored metal usually in such a respectful color as blue, red or purple. Torah pointers come in all sizes and materials.
They may have inlaid gems
As a rule, they are made of silver, but t also created of wood, tin, brass, and gold. Wooden and tin Yads have a bright and colorful design. They have images of Jerusalem, Seven species or Star of David. The hand is mostly made of metal. Floral ornament, vine, Tree of Life is also a popular design of these pointers. There are more expensive pointers made of brass, and gold and silver, which usually cost about 50 times more than any other pointer. On such Yads are usually engraved names, verses from the Torah or Jerusalem.
Torah pointer as a gift is a fantastic idea for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, a birthday or other holiday. You can engrave the name of the boy or girl along with the date on the Yad and give it to them before the actual Shabbat ceremony. Such a gift also is a great way to honor your loved one. You can make a family heirloom out of this thing and pass it on to a child at an important event.
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