It derives from a Hebrew phrase that
means "good luck." What phrase is it?
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The phrase mazel
tov, good luck, derives from the modern Hebrew mazzal tob, good luck, which, in turn, derives from the
ancient Hebrew mazzaloth, constellations.
Perhaps, suggesting that the arrangement of the stars was in someone's
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