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parokheth

or parokhet, parocheth, parochet

[Sephardic Hebrew paw-raw-khet; Ashkenazic Hebrew puh-roh-khes] /Sephardic Hebrew pɔˈrɔ xɛt; Ashkenazic Hebrew pəˈroʊ xɛs/
noun, Hebrew.
1.
a richly embroidered curtain that hangs in front of the Holy Ark in a synagogue.
Origin of parokheth
pārokheth curtain, derivative of pārakh seperate, set off
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