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.

QUIZZES

HEED THE VOX POPULI, AND TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Test your memory on these verbal firecrackers from the week of June 29 to July 5!
Question 1 of 7
anchorite

Origin of mizrah

mizrāḥ literally, east
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for mizrach

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

    Ghetto Tragedies|Israel Zangwill