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 pomegranate symbolizes fruitfulness and righteousness: continuous and abounding spiritual connection.
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 Mother’s Day, anyone who chants Torah or teaches Torah such as Rabbis or cantors. It can also be meaningful gift to be given just before a Bar or Bat-Mitzvah. 10% of the profit from this piece benefits the Women’s Torah Project.