Shtender Book Stands

The shtender, Yiddish for lectern or bookstand, is a device seen in all Jewish learning centers, yeshivas, and botei midrashim to hold up books to comfortably read them whether sitting behind a table or standing up. These are often made with Hebrew messages like VeHagita Bo Yom VeLayla" ("And you shall meditate on it Day and Night") to add inspiration and energy before Torah learning.

These are also useful at home or at the library to read without straining the neck, or even to present a paper for a small crowd. This traditional device has lots of practical purpose today.