This elegant Torah pointer(9″lenght) is created from silvered metal engraved with the city of Jerusalem and appliqued with colorful stripes decorations. An excellent gift for a Bar / Bat Mitzvah or for anyone who reads or is called to the Torah. 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).
Lily Shohat is an Israeli artist, designer and creator of Judaica and beautiful decorative accessories. Her use of rich and exciting colors as well as the variety of techniques she employs on glass, metals and other materials, results in the creation of original Israeli art. Her pieces are traditional, yet innovative, and always designed to perfection.
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