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Can I use maaser money to take a course on how to check shatnez?

Question:

Can i use maaser money to take a course on how to check shatnez?
Thanks

Answer:

In general, we don’t use ma’aser money to do personal mitzvos, a person’s learning torah is considered his personal mitzva, therefore maser money should not be used to learn how to shatnez test. Additionally, if he course is being taken as a source of income, then it considered like a business investment, and we don’t use maser money for personal business.

Best wishes

 

Sources:

Rema Y:D 249-1, Taz ibid 1, Shach ibid 3

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