The act of being called upon to read from the Torah in front of a congregation is called an aliyah: an ascent or instance of rising. When one receives the honor of being called upon to read from the Torah, the Rabbi, Cantor or spiritual leader uses this art to hold the place of the next reading.
The simple design of the pink triangle (bronze) is in honor of the male homosexuals who were forced to wear a pink downward pointing triangle as a Nazi concentration camp badge on their sleeves during the Holocaust.
A layer of gripping rubber helps hold the piece in place on the slanted table or “bimah” that the Torah rests on. It makes an amazing gift for LGBTQ Rabbis, Congregations, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, anyone who chants Torah or teaches Torah or the Holocaust. It is also a meaningful gift given just before a Bar or Bat-Mitzvah, particularly if the family is LGBTQ and descended from Holocaust survivors.
10% from the retail price of this piece will benefit Keshet LGBTQ Family Camp at Tawonga.