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[Sephardic Hebrew meez-rahkh; Ashkenazic Hebrew miz-rahkh] /Sephardic Hebrew mizˈrɑx; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈmɪz rɑx/
noun, Hebrew.
a decorative figure, usually bearing an inscription, that is hung on the eastern wall in Jewish homes or synagogues to indicate the direction to face in prayer.
the eastern wall in a synagogue, which contains the Holy Ark.
Origin of mizrah
mizrāḥ literally, east Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The iron bed, the wooden chairs, the gilt-framed mizrach began to lose their outlines in the dimness.

    Ghetto Tragedies Israel Zangwill

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