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Paying debts from maaser

Question:

Kavod Harav.

If I owe other Jews money from 10 years ago when I was in trouble financially and they helped me. And now I pay my maaser money to different charity and Kever Rachel. Am I allowed to pay the maaser to them or I should pay the maaser money to people that I owe money to?

Answer:

The money that you owe to the various people can not be paid from maser. This is your personal debt, and it shouldn’t be taken from the money of tzedakah which is meant to go to poor people. 

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