Mizrach

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Artist: Jewish National University lib

From the Archives of the Jewish National&University library Jrusalem.
Mizrach means East,and the placard indiated the direction-to the site of the HolyTemple in jerusalem-to which jewish hearts were directed constantly and which jews faced during ther daily prayers.the placard served also as a talisman to protect the building and its occupants from illness and accidents .often the single word mizrach was drawn on paper or parchment,or crocheted on cloth,and richly illuminated.
Thousands of words written in minature with referenceto ten commandments,priestly blessing,my/g.d prutelt you from all evil and protelt your soul.quotation from the five books of moses, psalms,used to inspire before prayer.  

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