yad

Definitions

  • the metal or wooden pointer used to follow the text when reading Torah; lit. "hand"

Example Sentences

  • "Use this yad while you are reading from the Torah."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

יד 'hand'

Who Uses This

Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

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