Gambling

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Lotteries

  1. For Sephardim it is forbidden to buy a ticket in the Israeli lottery.[1]
  2. A lottery to win a Sefer Torah, where everyone who joins the lottery knowingly grants the portion of the Sefer Torah that he should get to whomever wins, is permitted even for Sephardim.[2]

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  1. Yabia Omer CM 7:6 in disagreement with disagreeing with Yaskil Avdi YD 8:5:3
  2. Yabia Omer CM 7:6 quoting the Pri Haaretz 2:15, Birkei Yosef YD 270:3, Zera Avraham YD 6, and Rav Poalim YD 30.