Pointer, designed and made by Gerald Benney

Pointer, designed and made by Gerald Benney

Pointer
Designed and made by Gerald Benney (born 1930)
London, England
1982
Silver
Lent by Edgar Astaire

The pointer or 'yad' ('hand' in Hebrew) is used by the reader to follow the sacred text of the Torah. It is usually made of silver. When the yad is not being used it is hung over a Torah breastplate.