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The Right Time

Things happen when they’re supposed to happen.

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Visitor Comments: 7

(5) Anonymous, July 16, 2014 1:55 PM

Mazal Tov!!

Saying B'Shaa Tova for a pregnancy, is something that has just evolved. There is nothing wrong with saying Mazel Tov. Mazal Tov does not mean "Congratulations," though it has come to mean that. It means very simply,' good luck," and some people need 'good luck' if they have difficult pregnancies, or if it took a long time for the woman to become pregnant. The only reason, I say B'Shaah Tova, when I hear of a pregnancy, is because people have deemed 'mazel tov' to mean 'congratualtions,' or even 'finally'. However, when used in the right way Mazel Tov means what it should mean: good luck, and we can all use some of that.

Anonymous, July 20, 2014 5:22 AM

Definition of Mazel Tov

Mazel Tov is commonly mis-translated to mean 'good luck'. Jews do not believe in 'luck' or 'chance'. Mazel comes from the word, neyzal, flow. We wish to have good flow. Mazel or as non-Jews call it 'horoscopes' have been prepared for us at the beginning of the world. Since we are Jews who know in our heart of hearts that Hashem runs the world, we are able to rise above our pre-determined mazel and establish a new din (judgement) by davening to Him and working on ourselves each and every day.

(4) Anonymous, July 16, 2014 12:50 AM

The graphics and the music were distracting.

Lori is great just the way she was, simply delivering her message without "jazzing" it up with extraneous material

(3) Gail, July 15, 2014 5:52 AM

B'shert? B'shah Tovah? Same?

Just wondering if b'shert comes from the same b'shah tovah? Sounds similar in meaning as well.

Sidney, July 15, 2014 3:43 PM

Not a Cognate

Besha`ah Tovah is Hebrew literally for "in a good hour".

Bashert/beshert is Yiddish and is probably a cognate of the German Bescheren which means "grant". Thus destined and granted are similar.

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