If you look at this piece, many wouldn’t know what it is used for. It looks like something used to point at something. Well, that is part of the idea. A Yad is a hebrew term for torah pointer. It is used to follow text when reading the Torah. The “Yad” is used instead of the finger because the torah is usually extremely old and touching it by hand can damage it.
The Yad is a very important piece for Judaica collectors. It can be made of many materials including glass, plastic and porcelain. However, the most popular of course is silver. The value depends on age, metal content and decoration. If you are looking for a Judaica buyer in New York City, let us know.
Sterling Enamel Yad
Russian Silver Yad
Lion Decoration On Yad