Rav Chaim Kanievsky: Lottery Not the Answer for Tzedakos


rav-chaim-kanievskyDuring a consultation with Rav Chaim Kanievsky recently about financial problems, a member of the Kupat Ha’ir tzedaka fund said in jest that Rav Chaim should either reveal lottery numbers to themĀ  – for a 50 million shekel prize – or daven that the ticket they purchase should be the winning one.

Rav Kanievsky responded, “Even if I could tell, I wouldn’t. The Jewish nation has survived because of the merit of giving. If the money would come in the form of the lottery, the Jewish nation would lose out on the many merits of the mitzvah of tzedaka.”

{Yair Alpert-Matzav.com Newscenter/Bhol}


  1. No matter how desparate the times are, get rich quick ideas are carry the same worth they always have: ZILCH! Nothing happens without ameilus and siyata dishmaya. Both elements are necessary for hatzlocho.