Audio Roundup 2023:7

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by Joel Rich

My note on an argument why to buy life insurance:
Just keep in mind that if you think it’s a good omen to buy insurance because the insurance company will benefit from your long life (owners are wealthy and wealthy have good financial mazal, it would imply that one should not purchase an annuity since insurance company benefits from early mortality. You can’t take the actuary out of me 🙂
And then my follow-up thought:
Undoubtedly. It’s much like, in my mind the change in practice about going to doctors rather than just relying on faith. World changes, and certain risks that could not be dealt with in the past now can be. but sometimes folks seem to need halachic cover rather than just accepting that. Chazal were dealing with a different world.
Your thoughts?

Recently I heard the Taz quoted as saying “everyone knows what a kzait is.” I wonder what that says today about the “strength of the mesora” argument?

Please direct any informal comments to [email protected].

About Joel Rich

Joel Rich is a frequent wannabee cyberspace lecturer on various Torah topics. A Yerushalmi formerly temporarily living in West Orange, NJ, his former employer and the Social Security administration support his Torah listening habits. He is a recovering consulting actuary.

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