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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
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
Feb
5
accepted Why strong wind when splitting the sea?
Feb
4
asked Why strong wind when splitting the sea?
Feb
2
comment How should we respond to objectionable content in a public forum?
@ArielK, I agree with you that there are circumstances that call for public rebuke. Still, in your link to the Mishneh Torah the Rambam specifies in halacha 12 that publicly rebuking and embarrassing a sinner (under particular conditions) is only after attempting to correct him in private.