Rabbi Simon Jacobson: Is It Appropriate to Buy a Lottery Ticket?



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    Rabbi Simon Jacobson: Is It Appropriate to Buy a Lottery Ticket?

    Live at 8:00pm: In this week’s Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson: Is it appropriate to buy a lottery ticket? Why is it not a form of gambling? Does buying more than one ticket indicate a lack of faith? How could Abraham turn away from G-d to greet guests? Can you love G-d if you don’t love people? and More • Watch Live

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    Chassidus Applied to Vayeira

    • How could Abraham turn away from G-d to greet guests?
    • Can you love G-d if you don’t love people?
    • What can we do today to merit that Hashem personally reveal Himself to us?
    • If Malkizedek was wrong for blessing Abraham before blessing G-d, why was Abraham not punished for turning away from G-d to greet guests?
    • Why was Abraham harsh with his guests to entice them to thank G-d?
    • Why did Abraham beseech G-d to save the evil criminals from Sodom?
    • Why was G-d upset at Sarah for laughing when she was informed that she would have a baby at age 90?
    • Do the Arabs hate us because their ancestor Ishmael was kicked out of his home by Sarah and Abraham?
    • Why Did Abraham not defy G-d at the Akeidah, based on the law that a son is not supposed to listen to his father telling him to murder?

    Follow-up

    • If we finished the work of elevating sparks, why are we allowed to eat meat?
    • Should we be honoring the Jewish husband of the non-Jewish vice president with lighting the menorah?
    • How to overcome a challenge much bigger than we can cope with, without falling into despair?
    • Why not say Hallel every day?
    • Fertility
    • Is it appropriate to buy a lottery ticket?
      • Why is it not a form of gambling?
      • Does buying more than one ticket indicate a lack of faith?

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