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Mizrach (East) is a marker that is hung on the eastern wall in a Jewish home to indicate the direction to face during prayers (towards Jerusalem). Mizrachs have a long history as popular ornament in Jewish homes and were often given as a wedding present.
The acrostic on Mizrach is interpreted as the phrase: mi- tzad zeh ruach chayyim or from this direction comes the spirit of life.
These Mizrachs created by Beth Haber are designed not only as markers for the eastern wall, but also as art reflecting the translucent quality of light revealed each day with the rising of the sun, bringing color again back into our lives