Yad


Yad

A yad ( _he. יד), literally, "hand," is a Jewish ritual pointer, used to point to the text during the Torah reading from the parchment Torah scrolls. It is intended to prevent anyone from touching the parchment, which is considered sacred; additionally, the fragile parchment can be damaged by the oils of the skin. While not required when chanting from the Torah, it is used frequently.

A "yad" can be made of any number of materials, though silver is most common. The yad is often shaped like a long rod, with a small hand and an index finger pointing from it.


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  • Yad — Voir Yod (lettre) pour la lettre proto canaanite. Yad peut être l abréviation de Yad ha Hazaka, autre nom du Mishneh Torah de Maïmonide. Un Sefer Torah et un yad. Un yad (hébreu : יד « main ») ou etsba (hébreu : אצבע… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • yad — sf. Yabancı Birleşik Sözler yad el yad erklik yad estetik yad gerekirci …   Çağatay Osmanlı Sözlük

  • yad — I. ˈyad or yade ˈyād Scotland variant of yaud II. ˈyäd noun ( s) Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

  • yâd — is., Far. yād 1) Anma 2) Hatır, zihin Yâdımda ezelî ve mor bir fecir memleketi gibi kalan doğduğum yeri gözümün önüne getirmek isterim. Ö. Seyfettin Atasözü, Deyim ve Birleşik Fiiller yâd etmek …   Çağatay Osmanlı Sözlük

  • yad — umay·yad; yad; …   English syllables

  • yâd — (F.) [ دﺎی ] 1. hatırlama. 2. gönül, hatır. 3. anı, hatıra. ♦ yâd edilmek anılmak, hatırlanmak. ♦ yâd etmek anmak, hatırlamak …   Osmanli Türkçesİ sözlüğü

  • yad — Seph. /yahd/; Ashk. /yawd/, n., pl. yadim Seph. /yah deem /; Ashk. /yaw dim/. Hebrew. a tapered, usually ornamented rod, usually of silver, with the tip of the tapered part forming a fist with the index finger extended, used by the reader of a… …   Universalium

  • yad — noun a) A pointer used in the ritual of Torah reading. b) The letter ⴷ in the Tifinagh alphabet …   Wiktionary


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