Definition of Mizrach in English:

Mizrach

(also Mizrah)

Pronunciation /ˈmɪzrɑːx/

noun

Judaism
  • 1The east.

  • 2A plaque hung on the east wall of a room to indicate the direction of Jerusalem.

    Jewish law requires the worshipper to face the direction of Jerusalem when in prayer, particularly when reciting the ‘Amidah’.

Origin

Late 19th century. From modern Hebrew mizrāḥ (in biblical Hebrew ‘sunrise, east’) from zāraḥ to rise.