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Ever wondered how you could change the world? This video reveals how giving tzedakah (charity) is the ultimate way to change both ourselves and the world around us.

The charity presentation is the result of Rabbi Dan Roth’s trips around the world talking about tzedakah and hearing from others how they allocate their charity funds. It’s not easy for most of us to part with our money, but many examples point to the advantages of giving tzedakah, beyond doing it because this is what Hashem expects from us.

Through interviews with successful business-people, an in-depth look at ancient sources, and practical discussions of the laws, Rabbi Dan Roth inspires us to reach higher and give more.

Tzedakah and Maaser Kesafim

Maaser comes from the Hebrew word “eser” and means a tenth. The Talmud teaches us that the key to becoming wealthy is giving ten percent of your money to tzedakah. Maaser is based on the tithes that were given to the Levites and the poor during the time of the Beis Hamikdash and is still an integral part of Jewish life today.

In this series, we bring you real life examples of people throughout the ages and in our own times who are diligent about this mitzvah and have seen positive results. We also bring you many practical discussions of the laws, such as when to calculate maaser, how to avoid breaking a vow, why it’s important to write down all the funds you give to charity and what types of income need to be included in your maaser.

What should my priorities be? Why did God create a world with unequal distribution? How do I factor in taxes and inflation? Can I use charity money to pay children's school fees? In an exclusive video interview, world renowned halachic authority, Rabbi Yitzchak Berkovits offers relevant answers to these and many more common charity questions.

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