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Meir Yedid

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Meir Yedid
BornMeir Yedid
May 6, 1960
Tel Aviv, Israel

Meir Yedid (b. 1960) is a magician, an author and owner of Meir Yedid Magic. He won the Society of American Magicians 1981 Close-Up Magic Championship with his now-famous (then ground-breaking) finger routine in which he apparently made his fingers vanish one by one. The methods behind these vanishes were subsequently revealed in the book Meir Yedid's Finger Fantasies, written by Harry Lorayne.


In 1986, a car accident severed a third of his right hand, the hand used for that routine. After nine micro-surgeries and a year-and-a-half of extensive therapy, Meir was able to continue amazing audiences. He again claimed the S.A.M. Close-Up Magic Championship in 1988, this time performing his trademark finger routine with his left hand. This made Meir the first person to win the award more than once. He also received a special originality medal for his creative contributions to the art of magic.

Currently Meir resides in Fair Lawn, N.J., and operates Meir Yedid Magic. He consults with toy manufacturers, performs for corporate clients in private settings or in trade show venues, and devises original magic. To date, seven books of his original magic have been published, the last (or latest) in 1994 - Magical Wishes. In the early 1980s, he also wrote a column called New Wave Thaumatology for The Magic Manuscript, and used the same name for a series of marketed effects.

In 1997 Meir was voted Magician of the Year by the Society of American Magicians in New York City, and in 2003 he was the Guest Of Honor at the prestigious Fechter's Finger Flicking Frolic Convention.[1]

Television appearances

  • Comedy Tonight (FOX-TV, U.S.A.)
  • Paul Daniels Show (BBC-TV, Great Britain)
  • Naruhodo the World (FUJI-TV, Japan)
  • Luna de Verano (CSTV, Spain)
  • Knoff Hoff Show (ZDFTV, Germany)
  • Mind Over Matter (ACTV, U.S.A.)

Books on Meir Yedid's Magic

Marketed Tricks

  • 1981: Mirror Miracle
  • 1981: Twist and Shout
  • 198?: Hot Doggie
  • 1983: Sunny Side Up
  • 1983: Card Marx (with Steve Schneiderman)
  • 1993: Cardinal Cards
  • 2003: Fadeout

Meir Yedid on DVD

Meir Yedid in Genii


  • Cover, M-U-M, Vol. 84, No. 4, September 1994, Meir Yedid ... The Business Of Magic, by Stephen Hobbs, page 12
  • Cover, The Linking Ring, Vol. 78, No. 3, March 1998, OUR COVER, Meir Yedid, by Phil Willmarth, page 47
  • M-U-M, Vol. 100, No. 7, December 2010, 4F Files, by Steve Marshall - Fechter's Finger Flinging Frolic - Meir Yedid, page 34