if someone gave money as a maaser check and the check is cashed by a money changer in Eretz Yisroel – the institution got the money – but the money changer lost the check, so the money is still sitting in the donor’s account, is he patur from giving maaser? is he chayav in giving the money to the money changer? If he is still chayav in maaser, is he obligated in giving the money to the money changer or can he give the maaser somewhere else?

Answer:

No, he is not patur from Maaser, as he never gave the money.

Yes, he must give the money changer the money, as he was giving money on your behalf and at your request. Even though he can no longer prove it you are obligated to fulfill your commitment.

Tags: Check Maaser money changer Tzedaka

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2 Responses to “Lost Maaser Check”

  1. is the psak that the donor has to BOTH give the money to the money changer AND give maaser again? if so it would come out that he is now paying out of pocket double
    please clarify

    • no, only to the money changer

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