Meaning of mizrah*

miz•rah

Pronunciation: (Seph.mēz-räkh' Ashk. miz'räkh), [key]
— n. 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.
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