December 17, 2009 9:16 pm at 9:16 pm #590969
When we go to simchos, and wish a mazel tov to the ba’al simcha, many times the ba’al simcha will say “thank you, boruch ti’hiyeh, or brucha tehi”. In addition to these, are there other ways to respond properly to a mazel tov/brocha? What would be appropriate, and is there a mikor for this?December 17, 2009 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm #684228
yes. the response is “thanks for coming…your presence is costing me 100 dollars pay up!” lol but seriously a good response is “IY”H by you”December 18, 2009 4:20 am at 4:20 am #684229
The proper way to respond to ANY kindness, be it a physical action OR a bracha, is to say thank you. I”YH by you b’shaa tova u’mutzlachas is especially appropriate for a simcha-related bracha. And if someone says to YOU I”YH by you, PLEASE say thank you and amein. Too many girls get their hackles up at a chasunah because someone thoughtfully has “metchemmed” them. Because they may not be in a relationship at that moment, they resent the bracha, and that is a terrible mindset and attitude to show someone who meant well.December 18, 2009 5:19 am at 5:19 am #684230smartcookieMember
Why not beruchim tiya. Its such a nice bracha.December 18, 2009 10:52 am at 10:52 am #684231Be HappyParticipant
“Hamavoirach yisborach” also a nice reply to a brochaDecember 18, 2009 2:47 pm at 2:47 pm #684232
Many years ago when I was in shidduchim, I would get a lot of IY”H by you, and I was very greatful for the brocha and always said Amein, thank you–(and I was definitely not “one of the first”).
I’m interested to hear other ways people respond when they are the ba’alei simcha at a bris/kiddush, Bar Mitzva, L’Chaim, Wedding etc.December 18, 2009 3:52 pm at 3:52 pm #684233AZOI.ISParticipant
estherh, I like that. Hamevorech Yisborach works for male, female, singular and plural. No thinking needed.December 20, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm #684234PhyllisMember
I think it is nice for the Baa’l simcha to try and either compliment the guest…thanks for coming you look great, who did ur sheitel i love the style…..or ask the guest something personal, which I tried at my wedding with each friend that I danced with. For example – “How is your job at the …coming along?” or “how is your little one behaving these days?”,or “I am so glad you could make it, who is babysitting” or “How was your brothers bar mitzvah, my sister was there and she said it was beautiful…” etc. etc.December 20, 2009 5:22 pm at 5:22 pm #684235PosterMember
Phyllis, nice. most pple are too preoccuppied to have their thoughts so collected!December 20, 2009 9:33 pm at 9:33 pm #684236
1)Im Yirtzeh Hashem Baaah Deeeer uooooof Simchas, Bekuuuriv Maaamish!!!
2)Den you give a Big Vink Wit Di Eye,
If to di opposite gender, den skip part 2.December 20, 2009 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm #684237
AMEN! very funny :D:D:DDecember 21, 2009 12:25 am at 12:25 am #684238
Beinhasdorim – LOL!!!!!December 21, 2009 6:19 am at 6:19 am #684239
I had a bad experience with part two, when not used as directed.
So I loook out for my peoples. 😉 OUCH! NOT AGAIN!!!December 21, 2009 4:35 pm at 4:35 pm #684240
Very nice and helpful (and cute) responses. Greatly appreciated.December 21, 2009 4:48 pm at 4:48 pm #684241
“I had a bad experience with part two, when not used as directed.
So I loook out for my peoples. 😉 OUCH! NOT AGAIN!!! “
Did you perhaps mean look out for your PUPILS????December 22, 2009 5:43 am at 5:43 am #684242
LOL! I make typos, but their not that off! 😉December 22, 2009 5:46 am at 5:46 am #684243
They’re more like… using Their instead of They’re, as I have unintentionally demonstrated in the previous post.December 22, 2009 4:39 pm at 4:39 pm #684244A600KiloBearParticipant
Responses include: “Kushen tzitzis,” “Who invited you anyway,” and of course when a machloikes is involves, the standard “Shygetz Aross”.December 22, 2009 5:11 pm at 5:11 pm #684245
that or “yeah…yeah…whatever…just gimme the check…”December 23, 2009 8:09 pm at 8:09 pm #684246komaMember
“Besimchot Etzlechem” puts smiles on most peoples faces.May 3, 2010 2:29 am at 2:29 am #684247chofetzchaimMember
When someone gives you a bracha you should respond “Amen” and also give a bracha back such as “v’chein l’mar” or “baruch tihyeh”
It should also be noted that “shkoyach” does not mean thank you. It is a bracha as well (it should be “yasher koach”). Someone once told me that by saying “shkoyach”, you miss an opportunity to say “thank you”May 3, 2010 3:55 pm at 3:55 pm #684248PeerimsameachParticipant
if someone tells you your good looking, or they go on to say a maala of you its proper to say “chasdei Hashem” u had nothing to do with it… its all from the Abishters kindnessMay 11, 2010 6:32 pm at 6:32 pm #684249mamashtakahMember
The Admor of Sherputz, Moreinu v’Rabeinu HaGaon Shloimala Rosenbaum, shlita, has taught his talmidim always to answer a mazal tov with “IY”H by your simchos.”
We should all be zoiche to greet Moshiach with the Rebbe, shlita, bimhayra v’yameinu amain.
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