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Apr
30
comment Removing mezuzah spoils doorpost
That will certainly damage the doorpost
Apr
30
revised Removing mezuzah spoils doorpost
typos
Apr
30
asked Removing mezuzah spoils doorpost
Apr
24
awarded  Nice Question
Apr
4
accepted Koshering granite
Apr
3
asked Koshering granite
Mar
13
accepted Interruption while listening to Megillat Esther
Mar
12
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
1
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