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Friday, 16 Tammuz, 5779
  |  July 19, 2019

    Between Mazal Tov and Shlimazel

    Rabbi Nachman Wilhelm of Online Smicha: If astrology doesn't control the fate of a Jew, why use "Mazal Tov" and "Shlimazel." Video

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    wow!
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    wow!

    really enlightening thank you so much always wondered about this

    Shlimazel
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    Shlimazel

    Actually, it is Shlimiel. Derived from Shlumiel be Tzuri-shadoy the Nosi of Shimon. The tribe of Shimon were poor, therefore one who is down onhis luck is called a Shlumiel.

    It evolved into shlimazel.

    Shlimazel vs Shlimiel
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    Shlimazel vs Shlimiel

    The shlimazel is the guy who knocks over his soup bowl.
    The shlimiel is the guy who the soup gets spilled on!

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