mizrah

or miz·rach

[Sephardic Hebrew meez-rahkh; Ashkenazic Hebrew miz-rahkh]
noun Hebrew.
  1. 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.
  2. the eastern wall in a synagogue, which contains the Holy Ark.

Origin of mizrah

mizrāḥ literally, east
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