noun, plural ya·dim [Sephardic Hebrew yah-deem; Ashkenazic Hebrew yaw-dim] /Sephardic Hebrew yɑˈdim; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈyɔ dɪm/. Hebrew.

  1. 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.


  1. Judaism a hand-held pointer used for reading the sefer torah

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