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Is investing in the stock market gambling?

Judaism takes a very dim view of gambling. A gambler may not be a witness in a trial, because he is untrustworthy and is not involved in a productive occupation. [Sanhedrin 3:3] But is investing in ...
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Gambling on Chanukah

There already exists on this site, discussions about gambling in halacha - see here, here and here etc. I would like to focus specifically within the context of Chanukah and an apparent minhag (custom)...
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Is The Biggest Loser considered gambling?

A friend of mine recently attempted to create a The Biggest Loser knockoff in his school. The basic premise was that each "contestant" would contribute $10 to compete, and the winner(s) would take ...
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Are there any rabbinic opinions on gambling for fantasy football?

I do not particularly know the halachot of gambling, however, I have heard that under certain circumstances playing fantasy football might be allowed, if you do not expect to win money. I do not know ...
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Does accepting lottery winnings count as benefiting from a miracle?

The gemara in Nedarim 50 (and many other places) discusses how various rabbis refused to benefit at all from miracles, turning down gold and jewels, warehouses of grain, etc. In the gemara, finding ...
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Response to Gambling and Poker for recreational enjoyment

What are some of the modern day responses from Gedolim in the Jewish world on individuals who spend time gambling, playing cards etc., outside of a casino?
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Horse Racing in Halacha

I have been doing some reading and I see some pages which say that horse racing is frowned upon by halacha (but without sources) as running afoul of tza'ar ba'alei chayim (a comment here, and here, ...
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Is a Flying-sign (panhandling) "bet" legit?

A flying-sign panhandler had a sign that read: I bet you $1 you won't read this sign. I thought it was clever and humorous so I gave him $1 and wished him well. By giving him $1 did I accept the ...
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