Maaser Sheni (Second Tithe): Ask the Rabbi Response

What is the second tithe all about? Is the term derived from rabbinic sources, or is it used in the Torah? Imagine being commanded to take 10% of your profits to Jerusalem, where there you must spend all of it on food that your heart desires – whether lamb chops, pickles, coca cola, or tofu …

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

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.

Separating Tithes from Fruits & Vegetables

Take a little more than 1% of each species. Place it in a plastic bag, which should be touching the pile. Ideally, the quantity of each tithe is calculated by weight, but it is valid if done through volume or number.

Creative Activities and Lesson Plans – Torah Live – Torah …

We received this letter last week and we’re excited to share it with you. Mrs. Goldman, a teacher at Bnos Yisroel in Baltimore, shares her creative activities and lesson plans built around Torah Live videos. These modules are ideal in both a classroom setting and a homeschooling environment.

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Stephanie’s paper analyses the modern day Torah applications of maaser and blessing from fulfilling the mitzvah of charity. We learn from Malachi 3:10 that when a person gives ten

6. Interpersonal Responsibilities – Part 2 – aish.com

The Torah instructs us to emulate God. Just as God provides people with their needs, visits the sick, and consoles the mourners, so should we. 2 Interestingly, the Talmud points to acts of kindness (chesed) as one of the intrinsic signs that someone is Jewish. 3 In other words, chesed is part of the …

Daily HALACHA by Rabbi Eli Mansour – Purim – The …

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The Rules of Halacha – aish.com

Jewish law is determined through an exacting process of metaphysical science, handed down from Sinai. It is God’s will that there exist a certain degree of uniformity in Jewish practices, as well as in the interpretation of the Law. It is thus written, “There shall be one Torah and one law for you …

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? – aish.com

Bernard Hochstein had one sure-fire method: give away your hard-earned money to charity. Bernard Hochstein, a man fondly described as “larger than life,” lived by his lofty principles and inspired others to do the same. At the age of 96, he returned his soul to its Maker, and his rich legacy is an …

Tzedakah Basics: Ask the Rabbi Response – aish.com

Back from the time that Abraham welcomed the strangers into his tent (Genesis chapter 18), charity has been a foundation of Jewish life. The Torah says to give 10 percent of our earnings to people in need, based on Leviticus 25:35 and Deut. 15:7-8.

Tu Bishvat, Past and Present – aish.com

In Mishnaic times Tu B’Shvat was only a tax date. A legal date regulating tithing and other agricultural obligations, such as Bikkurim (first fruits), Orlah, Maaser and Teruma, that needed to be separated before Jews could eat produce that grew in Israel.The tithed fruit was distributed and eaten by the poor, the Levites and the Priests.

INSIGHTS TO THE DAF – ROSH HASHANAH 4

ROSH HASHANAH 4. Ask the Kollel. 1) GIVING TZEDAKAH IN ORDER TO RECEIVE REWARD. QUESTION: The Gemara says that a person who donates money and says, “I hereby give this money to Tzedakah in order that my child be healed” or “in order that I merit a share in Olam ha’Ba,” is considered a complete Tzadik and has fulfilled the Mitzvah of giving …

Holy Sparks #3: Soul Food – aish.com

The formation of the spiritual vessels out of the Holy sparks is a process which is called the work in Three lines,as is said in the comment to the first article,these sparks are devided between two systems of Good and evil,the sparks of Good may be used for spiritual vessels to recieve the Light of Creator,the sparks of the Evil system trap a person and prevent him from spiritual as well as a …

Mitzvah to Live in Israel: Ask the Rabbi Response

I’m trying to get clarity on whether it is considered a mitzvah to live in Israel. Should a believing Jew live in Israel, or are other countries equally compatible with a Jewish life? The Land of Israel is central to Judaism. It is an intrinsic part of the covenant that God promised to Abraham and …

Synagogue Dues: Pay to Pray?: Ask the Rabbi Response

I can’t tell you how frustrated I am. I can go to any synagogue in my area on any given Shabbat to pray, but when it comes to the High Holidays, I need tickets. Some congregations are not even selling tickets. You have to buy a yearly membership. It seems to me spiritually wrong to require payment …

Henny Machlis: A Truly Great Jewish Woman – aish.com

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Maaser – Texts & Writings

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