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  • Hebrew word of the week: Payis (lot/lottery)

    By Yona Sabar

    July 20, 2016 | 1:22 pm

    Lotteries and gambling are so universal that they are often managed by state agencies. Mif’al ha-Payis, the national lottery of Israel, was established in 1951 and generates huge profits that are used to support projects in education, art, hospitals and more, similar to the...

  • Was that big Powerball win one big hoax?

    By Jared Sichel

    January 14, 2016 | 7:46 pm

    “We’ll provide the ticket. You provide the dream.”

    That was the note that came with each of the nearly 18,000 Powerball tickets that Jewish businessman and philanthropist Shlomo Rechnitz gifted on the week of Jan. 10 to all of his employees and all the residents of his nearly 80...

  • Scratch it Up

    By Elliot Steingart

    August 22, 2012 | 11:48 am

    Addiction is a scary thing. In ninth grade I was mentally addicted to cigarettes for almost a week. I couldn’t stop thinking about cigarettes until I smoked half a Parliament Light and gave the rest to someone else. I’m lucky that I’ve never been addicted to drugs, alcohol, or...

  • “Great Wealth” and Mega Millions — Rabbi Barry Gelman

    By Rabbi Barry Gelman

    March 30, 2012 | 11:40 am

    “Great Wealth” and Mega Millions – A Kavannah Before Buying A Lottery Ticket: Rabbi Barry Gelman
    A Kavannah Before Buying A Lottery Ticket:
    I will be using the traditional Shabbat Hagadol drasha to speak on the topic of: Jews and Money.

    I decided to speak on this topic long...

  • Are magnet schools LAUSD’s last hope to keep Anglo kids in the system?

    By Mark Slavkin

    July 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It's not yet clear whether last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision on school desegregation will affect the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), but the questions the decision raises certainly resonate across the Jewish community. In the year 2007, is desegregation still a...