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Definition of the noun Yad

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  1. [Judaism] A pointer used in the ritual of Torah-reading.
  2. The letter ⴷ in the Tifinagh alphabet.


YAD is a musical group.

  • album: "Spiritual Love Affair"


"YAD" is a musical album of Fat Frumos.

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Yad is a fictional character from the play Holy Land.


  1. Yad: A yad is a Jewish ritual pointer, popularly known as a Torah pointer, used by the reader to follow the text during the Torah reading from the parchment Torah scrolls.
  2. Yad a.k.a. The Yagua language is spoken primarily in northeastern Peru by the Yagua people. As of 2005, it appears that a few speakers may have migrated across the Peruvian-Colombian border near the town of Leticia. A third of the population is monolingual, and Yagua is the language of instruction in local primary schools.
    • also known as Yahua, Yegua, Llagua, Yava, Yagua, Nijyamïï Nikyejaada

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Google previewProceedings of the Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Philadelphia (1910)

by Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Philadelphia

The yad is a silver pointer to guide the reader of the books of the Law, in which the lines are written together. The word used — yad — means hand, and had its origin from the priestly hand. Haazeenu — xxxii. 1. Give ear, 0 ye heavens, and ...

Google previewMy Synagogue (1984)

by Michael Weisser

A Yad is a silver pointer.

Google previewThree Approaches to Biblical Metaphor (2003)

From Abraham Ibn Ezra and Maimonides to David Kimhi by Mordechai Z. Cohen

the Hebrew word yad means hand}. Dates are given for medieval authors when they are first mentioned. Unless otherwise ...

Google previewDictionary of Jewish Words (2010)

A JPS Guide by Joyce Eisenberg, Ellen Scolnic

yad n. Hebrew (YOD) Literally,“ hand.”A small pointer used when reading the Torah. Because a sefer Torah is fragile ...

Google previewA New English-Hindustani Dictionary (1883)

With Illustrations from English Literature and Colloquial English, Tr. Into Hindustani by S. W. Fallon

yadgari; chitaoni; una.. Memento mori, n. maut ko yad rakh. Meinnon , n ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Arab-Israeli Conflict: A Political, Social, and Military History [4 volumes] (2008)

A Political, Social, and Military History by Spencer C. Tucker, Priscilla Roberts

Yad Vashem, the national Holocaust memorial, was created by act of the Knesset (Israeli parliament) in 1953 and opened in 1954. It is located on the Har Hazikaron (Mount of Remembrance) beyond Mount Herzl near Jerusalem. The Hebrew ...

Google previewThe New Jewish Encyclopedia (1976)

by David Bridger, Samuel Wolk

YAD A Torah ornament usually fashioned out of silver in the form of a hand with a pointed index finger. Because of the reverence in which the Torah Scroll is held, it is considered inappropriate to touch the parchment with one's finger.

Google previewDictionary of Genocide: M-Z (2008)

by Samuel Totten, Paul Robert Bartrop

Yad Vashem (Israel's Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority), established in 1953 and based on a hill in...

More specifically, among Yad Vashem's stated tasks are: (1) to commemorate the Jews murdered by the Nazis, (2) to ...

Google previewThe Jewish Encyclopedia: Philipson-Samoscz (1909)

by Isidore Singer, Cyrus Adler

103a; “Yad,” l.c. viii. 1). Similarly, reaping, which implies all kinds of ...

Google previewThe Jewish Encyclopedia (1909)

A Descriptive Record of the History, Religion, Literature, and Customs of the Jewish People from the Earliest Times to the Present Day by Cyrus Adler, Isidore Singer

103a; “Yad,” l.c. viii. 1). Similarly, reaping, which implies all kinds of ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language (1818)

In which the Words are Explained in Their Different Senses, Authorized by the Names of the Writers by Whom They are Used, Or the Titles of the Works in which They Occur, and Deduced from Their Originals by John Jamieson

YAD, s. A piece of bad coal, which becomes a white ashy lump in the fire, Fife; gaist, synon.

Google previewAbbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition (2001)

by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

Young Adult Council; Young Alumni Club; Youth Advisory Council YACA Youth and Adult Correctional Agency YACC Young Adults Conservation Corps YACH Yugoslav-American Cooperative Home yactoff yaw-actuator offset YAD Youth ...

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Small photo of fisherman leave his yad near seaSmall photo of Torah five books of Moses with pointer (Yad) that is used to read the Torah . In Hebrew it says crown of the Torah (five books of Moses)Small photo of beautiful yad beachSmall photo of Reading a Torah scroll during a bar mitzvah ceremony with a traditional yad pointing towards the text on the parchment.Small photo of wave hit old tree in yad beachSmall photo of wave hit dead tree at yad beachSmall photo of BEER-SHEVA, ISRAEL- MAY 10, 2014: A monument to the victims of the Holocaust near the Yad les Banim Museum in the city center. More...

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Scrabble value of Y4A1D2

The value of this 3-letter word is 7 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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