A yad, which means “hand” in Hebrew, is a pointer used to facilitate the reading of the Torah and to protect its delicate parchment surface. Usually shaped like a long rod with a small hand and pointing index finger at one end, the yad assists the reader to track the Hebrew text, which is written without vowels and punctuation.
[Gallery label text, 2010]
Private collector who emigrated from Holland to Israel; Yitzak Stein (dealer), Israel; purchased from him by the Gallery through Orly Friedfertig, 2009
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