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Gift from "the Jews of Jerusalem" to the author Ludwig August Frankl (1810-1894) on his first visit to Palestine.

When reading from a Torah scroll, readers typically use an instrument to follow the text without touching it directly with their hand. This “Torah pointer” often ends with the likeness of a closed hand (Hebrew: “yad”) and its forefinger.

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Wood Torah Pointer : presented to the Austrian poet Ludwig August Frankl, Leo Baeck Institute, 61.146.