The Mizrach‚ East‚ tradition is rooted in Judaism for two thousand years. During prayers‚ Jews living outside of Israel face the direction of Israel. Those praying within Israel also face Mizrach meaning east towards Jerusalem. While being in the Diaspora It was always a tradition to face east when we pray in order to remind us of the importance of the Land of Israel in our spiritual history. A Mizrach sign was hung on the walls of a home or synagogue to indicate the direction and orientation for prayers
East‚ Mizrach is considered the resting place of the Shechina‚ HaShem's or G-d's Presence is towards the East. To find this direction‚ a Mizrach sign or Mizrach plaque is hung in the room to point east. In time MIZRACH ART became an art by itself and artists began preparing elaborate Mizrach symbols and paintings featuring the word East in Hebrew‚ Mizrach as the center of an illustration. Each artist has his or hers personal interpretation and graphic style that he depicts into the Mizrach art work. Often an image of Jerusalem‚ a Menorah as symbol of the Temple‚ or a Star of David‚ and sometimes the Lions of Judea are integrated into the Mizrach art piece. Thus a Mizrach sign is more than just a wall décor and is always a meaningful gift to bring people entering their new home or apartment.
Here in our Mizrach sign section you will surly find an artistic Mizrach sign to your likings to decorate your home with.
The four letters of the Hebrew word Mizrach are associated traditionally with the first letters of the phrase: Mitzad Zeh Ruach Chaim‚ that means; From this direction comes the spirit of life.
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