Pointing the Way: Yads from Then and Now

Displaying highlights from the largest and most diverse Torah pointer collection in the U.S. The Virginia-based collector Clay Barr’s vast collection of yads, or Torah pointers, includes the rarest and most creative selections, antiquities and commissioned work from contemporary artists with pointers made of stone, wood, paper, ceramic, metal, Lucite, glass, silver, ivory, brass, gems, leather and more. They are small and large, portable and mounted, traditional and wildly original. Such artists as Tobi Kahn, Wendell Castle, Darlys Ewolt and Albert Paley are represented, originating from Hungary, Israel, Norway, Vermont, Germany, North Africa and New Jersey, for starters.