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Shtenders

A shtender is a small frame that holds a book, usually your original source upright (Talmud or a commentary). These frames come in essentially two versions: tabletop and a standing version. The goal is to reduce the strain on your eyes and back. Usually holding only one book each, they're essentially Jewish lecterns.

The word "shtender" is Yiddish, and it's usually translated as "stander," although a more correct translation would be "lectern." We use it to prop up books at an angle, hence allowing for easier reading. Some models are designed to be placed on a desk, and others, like the one pictured below, are for people who prefer to stand. The Rabbi uses the shtender to place his notes or books. We often look at it as a symbol for prayer and study.

At Mathanyah, we design and create one of a kind shtenders and podiums. We build each one from solid wood with the finest attention to joinery details. You can select from a variety of carving styles to ornament the sides of the shtender. In addition, we can carve custom names and Psukim into select models, where appropriate. Our full height shtenders are appropriate for synagogue and home use, and come in multiple styles and materials. 

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