Yad (disambiguation)

Yad (disambiguation)

Yad (יד) means hand in Hebrew.

It can refer to a

  • Yad, a pointer used for Torah reading in Jewish synagogues
  • Yad Hachazakah, an alternate name for the Mishneh Torah, the code of Maimonides

Yad can also refer to a monument or memorial. In this usage, it forms a part of several place names:

  • Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial museum in Jerusalem
  • Yad Mordechai, a kibbutz near Ashkelon
  • Yad Avshalom, an ancient tomb in Jerusalem
  • Yad Kennedy, a memorial for John F. Kennedy in Jerusalem
  • Yad La-Shiryon, a memorial for the Israeli armed forces near Latrun
  • Yad Natan, a moshav near Kiryat Gat
  • Yad Sarah, an Israeli volunteer organization

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