An ornamented pointer used to mark one's place when reading out loud from a scroll of the Torah in a synagogue.
Origin of yad
Mishnaic Hebrew yādfrom Hebrew handyd in Semitic roots
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Yad Sentence Examples
Passing over the less important, these are the Moreh Nebhukhim (so the Hebrew translation of the Arabic original), an endeavour to show philosophically the reasonableness of the faith, parts of which, translated into Latin, were studied by the Christian schoolmen, and the Mishneh Torah, also called Yad hahazagah (1 ' =14, the number of the parts), a classified compendium of the Law, written in Hebrew 4 See M.
The true scriptures, according to the Jewish canon (Yad.
Systematic abstracts of the legal parts of the Talmud were made by Isaac Alfazi (or " Riph," 1013-1103), and by Maimonides (Mishneh Torah, otherwise called Sepher haYad or Yad ha-Hazakah).