Torah Pointer, the Yad (Hebrew, hand) is the pointer that the reader of the Torah uses to help others follow the written words as he reads.
Usually made of silver, the end of this rod is commonly shaped like a hand with its index finger extended. A chain attached to its other end can be used to drape it over the Sefer Torah when put away. Picture shows the front and back of the pointer. One side Hebrew, the other side English.