variants or less commonly mizrah
plural -s
: an ornamental or sacred picture hung on the east wall of a house or synagogue in the direction of Jerusalem toward which Jews face when in prayer
: the eastern wall of a synagogue

Word History


New Hebrew mizrāḥ, from Hebrew, east, place of sunrise, from zāraḥ to rise, come forth

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“Mizrach.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mizrach. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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