mechayil el chayil

Alternative Spellings

m'chayil l'chayil, m'chayil el chayil


  • "from strength to strength"

Example Sentences

  • "May Hashem give you the strength to go mechayil el chayil!"

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew


מחיל אל חיל

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education


North America


The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

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