Betting: Tainted Money?


Could you explain the theme of betting?
It is forbidden to do so?
If someone wins money because of a bet, is the money is “taref”?



  1. There is no prohibition against betting, per se. The Talmud teaches that a person who makes his living from betting is disqualified from giving testimony in a Bet Din (Jewish court of law). A person who bets from time to time, or a person who buys a lottery tickets is an acceptable witness, and any money that he wins from his betting is considered to be perfectly “kosher.”

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