Question by Filida: Jewish friends, mazel tov or l’chaim?
When is it appropriate to say mazel tov and when it is appropriate to say l’chaim? Are they both a form of congratulations, or is l’chaim more of a toast?
Answer by Brandon
You’ll be fine either way. There’s some dissent over the exact usage of both. Literally, mazel tov means “good luck” and l’cheim means “to life” so take that as you will.
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