[Sephardic Hebrew yahd; Ashkenazic Hebrew yawd]
- 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 scroll of the Torah as a place marker.
Origin of yad
yādh literally, hand
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Her short response was mostly about how much she wishes she could respond to everyone, but was "at Yad Vashem" and couldn't.Israeli Politician Takes To Facebook To Fight For Palestinian Access
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At Yad Vashem, President Obama will be told to “never forget” while conveniently ignoring the ghost of the Nakba just outside.Mr. President, Don’t Forget The Nakba
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I think it is thus to be supplied: prpto bhavishyasi (yad) svakritapranunnah.The Gtakaml
He translated several parts of Maimonides' "Yad ha Hazakah."Some Jewish Witnesses For Christ
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No. 80 is a copy of Maimonides' Yad Hachazaka, revised by the author, with his autograph signature at the bottom of fol.Annals of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, A.D. 1598-A.D. 1867
William Dunn Macray
Yad ulko vadati mogham etad yat kapotaḥ padam agnu kṛiṇoti, yasya dtaḥ prahita esha etat tasmi yamya namo astu mṛityave; Ṛigv.
Yad indrhan prathamaǵm ahnm n myinm aminh prota myḥ—t sryaṁ ǵanayan dym ushsaṁ tdtn atruṁ na kil vivitse; i. 32, 4.
- Judaism a hand-held pointer used for reading the sefer torah
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