The following anecdote was recently related by a guest at my Shabbos table.
A young man was driving on a moto
1. Ma’aser kesafim cannot be used to fulfill a mitzvah, whether a mitzvah d’oraisa (( The gemora in Beitza (19b) says, “All money that one must spend, can only be paid for withchullin… If a… Read more »
Recent times have brought something of a revolution in charity giving. Instead of the personal, local giving that was always the basic norm for making donations, various tzedakah organizations (both local… Read more »
Even the destitute must fulfill the mitzvah of tzedakah. Although someone without income and reliant on charity is not subject to the obligation (or custom) of maaser kesafim, ((The details of the obligation… Read more »
view / download PDF There are four means for consecrating an object for tzedaka. They are: thought, speech, writing and creating a legal transfer (in the halachic sense) of ownership. We will… Read more »
view / download PDF Ed. note.: The current unprecedented condition of the U.S markets and the global economic meltdown have severely depreciated the value of businesses, homes and investment portfolios…. Read more »