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Life insurance and Emunah

Life insurance and Emunah

Question:
Would it be permissible for someone to purchase life insurance or would it be considered a reflection in lack of belief and faith in Hashem.

Many thanks.
Answer:

Purchasing life insurance is a totally acceptable form of hishtadlus, and in no way demonstrates a lack of Emunah and Bitachon.

Sources:

See Igros Moshe, Orach Chayim 2:111; see also Orach Chayim4:48 , Shu”t Yechve Daas 3:85, Kovetz Tshuvos [Rav Elyashiv] 1:19, Shu”t Shevet Halevi 4:1:2. This is also the opinion of Moreinu Harav.

See here for an excellent article discussing the various angles of this shaila. The Rav mentioned many of the ideas expressed there.

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