Mazel Tov

What is the meaning of Mazel tov?

Mazel tov is an expression of congratulations and best wishes, used mostly by the Jewish community, especially during weddings.

Key Points

  • The word mazel literally means “a drip from above”.
  • This word can have different connotations depending on its context, but it is connected to one basic definition which is something trickling down from above.
  • When we say Mazel Tov to someone, we are normally giving them a blessing.
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