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It is only the ignorant of Halacha that think that modesty is only for women. While there are stricter rules for men than women, the Shulchan Aruch clearly states modesty for men. Why do people think quoting wrong Halacha in this coffee room or anywhere is ok? If you don’t know….you don’t have to give others you ignorant answers. At least be honest and give a disclaimer that it is your own made up Judaism. Falsely misleading people….there is a price to pay.
Joseph – thanks for the correction. 10% of $2995.
Should we start over with me12345? Amazing how maaaer money can win people prizes?
Joseph – to clarify
When you purchase a $100 raffle ticket toward a charity, there are two parts. ~ $5 goes toward your own chance to win the prize. (This based on your odds of winning) Your money, your prize. The ~$95 additional is the amount donated.
If you win or lose – Deduct only $95 from your Maaser distribution account.
If you win – pay 10% Maaser on the full winnings of $3000.
Joseph – starting to sound like we agree partially . The one issue that is left, is that the Mosed is not giving away the prize free. The chance to win was purchased. If you want to keep the win then you need to have paid for it. So what is wrong with saying that you have to reduce the value of chance to win from your Cheshbon of Maaser? Take off the $5 and then have a clear conscience? Then of course give the 10% on the prize if you win.January 21, 2018 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm in reply to: What to do if your level of bitachon is not the same as your spouse’s? #1453497
The question is left very vague…. are you equating the man’s responsibility to provide for his family with that of the wife who is kind enough to help out but is not required? If the responsibility is the husband then let him figure it out and be supportive.
Shopping – as posted above, this is from my Posek.
Joseph – let’s break it down further
1. “At that point the original $100 is no longer considered to have been given to maaser, since you got it back, so you’d have to give that $100 to maaser (since it presumably came out of your maaser cheshbon.”
——how do you go back and readjust where the money came from? It’s not a game. Secondly, Winning a chance prize is not as if you got your original money back.
2. Has just negated your original theory of having to reduce any amount of the winnings or investment from your Maaser Cheshbon even though you have proven to have gained from it personally.
The idea is, we have to establish who’s money won the prize? Your own… then deduct it from the original ticket price and keep the prize or it’s Maaser money investment and Maaser gets to keep the winnings. In that case all $3000 should belong to Tzedakah as you have donated all the money to it.
“would tell either party, you are not acting in accordance with “das moshe viyisroel” and we are going to annul your kiddushin retroactively…..
This has issues
Joseph – is the only value in a new print…. a new Chalek? The new additions mentioned are covered for their strong emphases on User Experience. Similar to Apple! They add extra commentaries, easier to read print, take out abbreviations, better organization and footnotes to help the one studying the material. An example you may be able to relate to….Would you consider all smartphones equal?
Joseph: it is important that people get the facts straight. A Mamzer is born only in a case of a Torah forbidden relationship that has Death as a punishment. In a case where two unmarried individuals have children they are not Mamzerim. When annulling a marriage on the basis of Daas Moshe V’yisroel, you are nullifying the original marriage. The issue with this: the many negative prohibitions that the unmarried man & woman have now retroactively transgressed due to the past unmarried relationship. This is not to be trifled with. (Gemara Gittin 3a)
Joseph: ok, let’s go with your theory…. if you purchased a $100 ticket with Maaser money and won a $3000 prize, how much maaser do you have to give? $3000? Then what was the win? It sounds as if you are saying the investment in purchasing the ticket is Maaser money and the winnings belong to Maaser and not yourself.
If you go with the other approach (which I did ask a very competent Posek) you would deduct approximately $5 off the $100 price of the ticket as your value in the possibility of winning the raffle prize.
– My Rav’s psak is win $3000 for $5 ($95 was tzedakah)
– Your Psak is pay $0 up front ($100 is all Tzedakah) but pay $3000 to tzeddakah if you win and have no win.
Think this through and make sense of it.
Joseph – I don’t believe you are correct. The investment which is a small percentage of the purchase price is your own money, NOT maaser. Therefore the prize if won has no relation to previous earnings and is new earnings.
With the current immorality of the world stretching itself to match the times of the flood, based on the Medrash that the immoral nature of mankind affected the animals and their relationships which lead them to breed mixed creatures, we should have our very own exciting Dino’s very soon.
2 issues with Maaser money and auctions.
1. Spiritually, loss of pure intentions
2. There is monetary value in the small chance to win the prize. Therefore most authorities require a small reduction in the ticket price based on your chances of winning.