If your teens received yadai’im—Torah pointers—as bar and bat mitzvah gifts, you can decorate their bedroom doorways with them. It’s better than putting them away somewhere, like in a drawer. When my daughters lived under my roof, I hung their Torah pointers with picture hooks, opposite their mezzuzot. Each yad became Judaica on display and a reminder of a simcha.

If your child read Torah, it can be a reminder of that mitzvah and achievement. Your child’s room may have sports trophies and academic certificates in it. Why not his or her Torah pointer?

Now that my daughters have grown and flown, their mezzuzot from childhood and adolescence are down and put away, awaiting another generation, but I still hang their yadai’im on prominent doorways in my home. Until they want them….

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