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Wife pledges money to tzdaka

Question:

If my wife pledges a certain amount of money to tzdaka, but I do not agree to that amount, are we obligated to give this money to tzdaka anyway?

Thank you in advance!

 

Answer:

Thank you for your question.

A married woman can not pleadge money to tzedakah, if that money technically belongs to her husband. Therefore the pledge was incorrect, and you don’t have to givew it. You might however consider giving a smaller amount.

Best wishes

 

Sources:

יו”ד ס’ רמ”ח סע’ ד’, וע’ אג”מ אבה”ע ח”א ס’ ק”ג, ושבה”ל ח”ב ס’ קי”ח.

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