Pointing the Way: The Art of the Torah Pointer

For the first time, the Barr Foundation made available for public exhibition its remarkable collection of antique and contemporary torah pointers, which are used to guide the reader across the words of the Torah. Known by the Hebrew word for "hand," or yad, these artistic treasures were created by artists from different time periods and cultures, and they are made of diverse materials including wood, precious metals, jewels, ceramics and paper. This display of yads transcends religious iconography and appeals to all who appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship of fine art.


Torah Pointer