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n. A group of at least three adult males who gather to recite the Birkat Hamazon.
n. Money, cash.
"In what historians would later call The Great Depression, a nickel was a lot of mazuma and its economic power could buy a brand new Spaldeen..." (source).
"We have a mezumen, let's bentsh."
"Has he got mazuma!" (Rosten)
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Hebrew מזמן mezuman, 'prepared, ready', Yiddish מזמן mezumn 'cash'
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With the after-meal blessings usage, it is often used in the phrase "to bentsh mezumen... The Hebrew-origin term for such a combination of three or more is a zimmun" (Steinmetz). In some non-Orthodox communities, the term can be used to refer to three or more Jewish adults, not just men.
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