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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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