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accepted Koshering granite
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asked Koshering granite
Mar
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accepted Interruption while listening to Megillat Esther
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asked Interruption while listening to Megillat Esther
Mar
5
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
1
comment Is buying a lottery ticket a lack of faith?
You have correctly identified the essence of my question as relating to hishtadlus in parnassah, and I thank you for clarifying my own thinking. :-) Your answer and comments address profound matters of emunah, but I maintain that you have not answered the question fully. I will contemplate an answer of my own.
Mar
1
comment Is buying a lottery ticket a lack of faith?
I have skimmed through your sources and did not find support for or allusion to reward proportional to effort. On the contrary: "However, the effort is not what helps, but is only an abstract necessity (independent of the Providence that brings us sustenance)". Please clarify.
Mar
1
comment Is buying a lottery ticket a lack of faith?
Do you have a source for 'the greater the effort, the greater the reward' with regard to parnassah in Jewish hashkafa? This would address the core of my question.
Mar
1
revised Is buying a lottery ticket a lack of faith?
added tags
Mar
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comment Is buying a lottery ticket a lack of faith?
Sorry @avi! Rereading my question I see where you inferred I was calling lottery winning miraculous. I meant only to exclude miracles from consideration of how Hashem might make you rich. I will try to find a better wording.
Mar
1
revised Is buying a lottery ticket a lack of faith?
Rewrote it to elicit answers from haskafa.
Mar
1
comment Is buying a lottery ticket a lack of faith?
@IsaacMoses Please suggest how it might be rewritten to elicit sourced, objective answers from the treasury of Jewish hashkafa rather than opinions
Mar
1
asked Is buying a lottery ticket a lack of faith?
Feb
29
comment Divrei torah written by a heretic
We still say over things from Elisha ben Abuyah
Feb
13
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
12
accepted Mamzer from non-Jew
Feb
11
comment Taking a concubine (pilegesh) today
@SAH The shtar in 'kesev, shtar, biah' is not the ketubah, but a document which states: Behold Sara is betrothed to Avram according to the laws of Moshe and Yisrael. The ketubah is a seperate, rabbinically-enacted document obligating the husband beyond Torah requirements for the sake of the wife.
Feb
9
asked Mamzer from non-Jew
Feb
7
revised Taking a concubine (pilegesh) today
clarify my meaning
Feb
7
answered Taking a concubine (pilegesh) today