mizrah

or miz·rach

[Sephardic Hebrew meez-rahkh; Ashkenazic Hebrew miz-rahkh]
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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
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Historical Examples of mizrach

  • The iron bed, the wooden chairs, the gilt-framed Mizrach began to lose their outlines in the dimness.

    Ghetto Tragedies

    Israel Zangwill