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Maaser versus Repaying Student Loan


My wife and I have been scrupulous in paying 10% to maaser for some time, however, this maaser has been at the expense of repaying debt for a student loan which we obtained from a family member- What is the priority in repayment, repaying our debt or giving maaser?


The priority is to pay off your debts first. You should still give some tzedakah, but the priority is to first take care of debts.


Sefer Chasidim 454 brought in Tzedakah Umishpat 1-8.

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