mizrah

or miz·rach

[ 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
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Examples from the Web for mizrach

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

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