August 15, 2011 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm #598637popa_bar_abbaParticipant
Just do it.August 15, 2011 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm #800380ChachamParticipant
ok good luckAugust 15, 2011 1:25 pm at 1:25 pm #800381WIYMember
Luck is a non Jewish concept. I will wish you Hatzlacha I hope that what you do this week brings Hashem Nachas.August 15, 2011 1:42 pm at 1:42 pm #800382
why?August 15, 2011 1:54 pm at 1:54 pm #800383Raphael KaufmanMember
besides being a Hebrew word, how is “hatzlacha” different from “”good luck”?August 15, 2011 1:55 pm at 1:55 pm #800384
GUYS I CAN USE THAT TODAY PLEASE! WISH ME LOTS OF LUCK, HATZLOCHA AND EVERYTHING ELSE!~August 15, 2011 2:08 pm at 2:08 pm #800385I can only tryMember
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Hatzlacha rabbah – for what – did I miss something?August 15, 2011 2:36 pm at 2:36 pm #800387hudiParticipant
I wish you good mazel!August 15, 2011 2:37 pm at 2:37 pm #800388ToiParticipant
mazal-luck.mazalos-stars that have certain level of control/ can be used to tell future. mazel tov at wedding? sounds real to me. brachos like ‘zol zein in a gutte shoh’ means when your mazel is good so you should have succes.doesnt sound goyish to meAugust 15, 2011 2:39 pm at 2:39 pm #800389
Send me money. Just do it.August 15, 2011 2:49 pm at 2:49 pm #800390mustangriderMember
Good Luck!!! 🙂 🙂August 15, 2011 3:03 pm at 3:03 pm #800391mythoughtsParticipant
How is luck different than mazal?August 15, 2011 3:14 pm at 3:14 pm #800392TheGoqParticipant
I assume you want us to wish you good luck, GOOD LUCK!August 15, 2011 3:50 pm at 3:50 pm #800393HaLeiViParticipant
Mazal TovAugust 15, 2011 4:14 pm at 4:14 pm #800394popa_bar_abbaParticipant
I assume you want us to wish you good luck
Correct.August 15, 2011 4:15 pm at 4:15 pm #800395MiddlePathParticipant
Good luck to all of you today.August 15, 2011 4:25 pm at 4:25 pm #800396
Goq you knows what happens when you assumeAugust 15, 2011 4:41 pm at 4:41 pm #800397oomisParticipant
Hatzlacha means success, good luck means good luck.August 15, 2011 4:44 pm at 4:44 pm #800398WIYMember
Ok this is touching on some deep concepts. If you want to know more you can see it in the Yaaros Dvash, Derech hashem and other sfarim.
Bekitzur, the difference between luck and mazal is that luck means:
Definition of LUCK from merriam-webster
a : a force that brings good fortune or adversity
b : the events or circumstances that operate for or against an individual
: favoring chance; also : success
I heard this in a shiur from Rabbi Akiva Tatz: Mazal comes from the word Nozeil which means to flow. Hashem releases a flow to the person.
Luck is chance. Happenstance. Not a Jewish concept.
We believe everything comes to us directly from Hashem unlike the nations of the world that do not get things straight from Hashem but rather have Sarim (ministering angels) in Shomayim that represent each nation. That Sar then releases the shefa to the Mazalos to give to its nation what it is supposed to receive.
So when you wish Mazel Tov you give them a Bracha that Hashem should release from Himself a good flow to that person, family…August 15, 2011 5:07 pm at 5:07 pm #800399ronrsrMember
Luck favors the well-prepared.August 15, 2011 5:25 pm at 5:25 pm #800400littleappleMember
Bracha v’haTZLACHA V’COL TUV!August 15, 2011 5:29 pm at 5:29 pm #800401yossi z.Member
I could also use some wishes and tefilos for hatzlacha this week.
😀 Zuberman! 😀August 15, 2011 5:43 pm at 5:43 pm #800402kol daveedMember
My friend, Hashem should lead you on His path, according to His will. I pray that you have the strength and courage to accept whatever HaKadosh Baruch Hu places before you b’leiv shalaim. That being said, may you have hatzlacha rabbah in all of your undertakings that are in accordance with the Ratzon Hashem.August 15, 2011 6:41 pm at 6:41 pm #800403
Thx, coffee!August 15, 2011 8:42 pm at 8:42 pm #800404tomim tihyeMember
Popa decided this was the best move, prepared well, and got there. Now the fun starts! B’hatzlacha!August 15, 2011 9:16 pm at 9:16 pm #800405YehudahTzviParticipant
Ein Od Milvado. There is no “luck” just the Ratzon of Hashem.
If it makes you feel better… good luck, may the stars and planets all align for you and may positive energy flow to you.
Nah, I take it back… just daven.August 16, 2011 2:32 am at 2:32 am #800406
please daven for me I have an interview tomorrow with chase bankAugust 16, 2011 3:26 am at 3:26 am #800407
If this is a job interview, since we learned that one should not daven that a particular shidduch works out, but that the right one be found soon, we can daven that the interview goes well and that you very quickly find a gevaldikeh parnassah, a job that pays well, has a pleasant environment, and allows you to spend time with your family and your learning. (BUt you might not be allowed too many coffee breaks, you know!)
If it’s an interview for a loan or something else, well, we’ll just daven that you be successful in getting what you need.
Hatzlacha rabbah! Looking forward to hearing besuros tovos.August 16, 2011 4:10 am at 4:10 am #800408am yisrael chaiParticipant
You should have good mazel your whole lifeAugust 16, 2011 4:46 am at 4:46 am #800409HaLeiViParticipant
Coffee, Hatzlacha. Hashlech Al Hashem Yehavcha Vehu Yechalkalecha.
It’s interesting to see that many people are much more Frum than Chazal, who believed in Mazal very much. (And not just with the Nozel joke.)August 16, 2011 7:49 am at 7:49 am #800410kapustaParticipant
What happens next week?
Anyway lots of hatzlacha to you and whoever else needs (that would be everyone).
(Will you at least tell us if our good wishes worked?)August 16, 2011 3:09 pm at 3:09 pm #800411
(BUt you might not be allowed too many coffee breaks, you know!)
yeah, I know 🙁 but i still have the nightsAugust 16, 2011 4:03 pm at 4:03 pm #800412
you wanna work therE?August 16, 2011 4:33 pm at 4:33 pm #800413
Yes adorable (is there a problem)August 16, 2011 4:43 pm at 4:43 pm #800414
no problem. as a teller?August 17, 2011 4:31 pm at 4:31 pm #800415
Yeah, ill take what I can get thoughAugust 17, 2011 4:41 pm at 4:41 pm #800416seeallsidesParticipant
May all your hopes come to fruition bv’brocha v’hatzlochaAugust 17, 2011 5:15 pm at 5:15 pm #800417
coffee- make sure to leave yourself a lot of time to deal with the garbage and recycle. is that still an issue?August 17, 2011 5:57 pm at 5:57 pm #800418
Nah, I got a hang of it (it seems like you’re very good at recycling though, lines that is)August 17, 2011 7:42 pm at 7:42 pm #800419
I got a kick out of it. its so much part of my life. i find it funny that it bothered you so much. good luck tom at the bank! You made it very easy for us to find you now you know that, right?August 17, 2011 8:58 pm at 8:58 pm #800420
nope, my interview was yesterday, sorry (and good luck trying to find out the chase bank that I’m working at if I would work there, there are hundreds in Queens alone (and I don’t think you would come down from Monsey to do thatAugust 17, 2011 9:04 pm at 9:04 pm #800421
I wouldnt come and I dont care to find out who you are- I could have done that a couple times over. but i wouldnt want you to try and find me so I wont do that to you. how was the interview?August 17, 2011 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm #800422
Horrible, I put my foot in my mouth and right off the bat said I can’t work on shabbosAugust 18, 2011 4:32 am at 4:32 am #800423koillel101Member
coffee- don’t worry! in the zchus of shmiras shabbos hopefully hashem will send you another wonderful job oppurtunityAugust 18, 2011 4:42 am at 4:42 am #800424yossi z.Member
coffee addict: 🙁 hatzlacha on finding an appropriate job. as i was (and still am) told, mistakes are made so we can learn what to do the next time.
on my news, so far part one of three (well now four or five) went very well. next up, two and three tomorrow (one is an indeterminate amount of time of the day and one shouldn’t take too long at all). the other parts i am not enumerating at all sorry 🙂
😀 Zuberman! 😀August 18, 2011 8:35 am at 8:35 am #800425kapustaParticipant
Horrible, I put my foot in my mouth and right off the bat said I can’t work on shabbos
“aint gonna work on Saturday, aint gonna…”
Hatzlacha. May the right job (in hours, location, salary, environment) comes along very soon.August 18, 2011 1:54 pm at 1:54 pm #800426
and BTW I think big Gedalia Goomberg didn’t tell them outright first thing that, he waited until they hired him then sued for discriminationAugust 18, 2011 2:26 pm at 2:26 pm #800427
coffee- I dont think its going to come bite you. its going to be a huge zechus for you trust me. Just think about the generation after the war when they had no jobs and no money yet the ones that refused to work on shabbos, have children that are shomer torah umitzvos but the ones that gave in to the pressures of the American society, what are their kids today?August 18, 2011 2:42 pm at 2:42 pm #800428
I don’t know, what are they? (I’m guessing human)
Anyway, I’ve heard the reason the kids went off the derech was b/c they kept Shabbos and said “it’s hard to be a yid”
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