How to Give Tzedakah (Charity) and Maaser (Tithe)
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Charity

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

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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Leonard Goff
8 years ago

I would like to know where is the obligation to give one-tenth to one-fifth of one’s money to charity dealt with in the Talmud?
And if it is not dealt with in the Talmud, why not?
Is it a mitsva, a halakha, or just a custom/tradition to tithe one’s money?

Dan Roth
Dan Roth
8 years ago
Reply to  Leonard Goff

Hi Leonard. The idea of giving ma’aser is mentioned in the Talmud in Tractate Taanis 9a. The issue of the weight of the obligation (i.e. Torah obligation vs. Rabbinic obligation vs. custom) is dealt with at length by the halachic authorities and is covered briefly in one of our Charity FAQ videos: http://torahlive.com/videos/charity-the-ultimate-investment/220/section/weight-of-obligation/25/

Mendel Chemtob
Mendel Chemtob
1 year ago

Help a poor man build a better dream.

Yoseph Graham
Yoseph Graham
9 months ago
Reply to  Mendel Chemtob

Where are you getting all of these from?

Mendel Chemtob
Mendel Chemtob
1 year ago

Teshuva tefillia and charity.

Mendel Chemtob
Mendel Chemtob
1 year ago

If you are walking along the street and find a penny or a nickel or luckily a dime don’t just store and spend it on a chocolate bar or gum but put it in a pushka and help to help someone.

Mendel Chemtob
Mendel Chemtob
1 year ago

Use money to give charity.

Mendel Chemtob
Mendel Chemtob
1 year ago

On my way back to dayhab I gave a poor man some money .

Mendel Chemtob
Mendel Chemtob
1 year ago

If you give charity you will get a long life in olam haba and a big mitzvah.

Mendel Chemtob
Mendel Chemtob
1 year ago

Put a penny into the charity box .

Mendel Chemtob
Mendel Chemtob
1 year ago

Give a little charity give some remember don’t be greedy give a little charity give some for the poor and needy.

Mendel Chemtob
Mendel Chemtob
1 year ago

We donate money to charity.

Mendel Chemtob
Mendel Chemtob
1 year ago

In Sodom and Gomorrah we’re not allowed to give charity to poor people.

Mendel Chemtob
Mendel Chemtob
1 year ago

Don’t be a stuck -up ☝ give charity.

Mendel Chemtob
Mendel Chemtob
1 year ago

Take from the rich to give to the poor.

Mendel Chemtob
Mendel Chemtob
1 year ago

If you give charity to poor people you will get olam haba.

Chaim Kiruv
Chaim Kiruv
1 year ago

Praiseworthy is he who looks after the poor; on a day of calamity the Lord will rescue him. באַשְׁרֵי מַשְׂכִּ֣יל אֶל־דָּ֑ל בְּי֥וֹם רָ֜עָ֗ה יְמַלְּטֵ֥הוּ יְהֹוָֽה:
-David HaMelek Tehillim 41:2

“Treasures of wickedness will not avail, but charity will save from death.”- Shlomo HaMelek Proverbs 10:2

“Riches will not avail on the day of wrath, but charity will save from death.” -Shlomo HaMelek Proverbs 11:4

Yoseph Graham
Yoseph Graham
11 months ago

This has helped me give more maaser!

Mark Sabbagh
Mark Sabbagh
10 months ago

Can I get somebody to pay for my school and I pay for there’s even though it’s the same price

Shevy
Shevy
9 months ago

Hello

asher fleshel
asher fleshel
9 months ago

Giving charity is important, also if someone is having a hard time giving charity then they should realize that the more someone gives then the more they get. Because life is like a house, when you do good you make the house better. But if you do bad then you are breaking the house. So when you go to the next world and you did good your are going to so to speak get that good house. But if you do bad then you will get that bad house because at the end of the day everything is for now… Read more »

asher fleshel
asher fleshel
3 months ago

You should give charity because you should have emuna.

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