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.

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? –

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 …

Tu Bishvat, Past and Present –

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.

Mitzvah to Live in Israel: Land-based Mitzvot Response on …

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 …

Henny Machlis: A Truly Great Jewish Woman –

Sara Yoheved Rigler is a popular international lecturer on subjects of Jewish spirituality. She has given lectures and workshops in Israel, England, France, South Africa, Mexico, Canada, Chile, Panama, and over 35 American cities.

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28. Kashrut – The Jewish Website –

Free PDF Download: 28. Kashrut. Share this article. About the Author. Rabbi Shraga Simmons. More by this Author > Rabbi Shraga Simmons is the co-founder of, and co-author of “48 Ways to Wisdom” (ArtScroll). He is Founder and Director of’s advanced learning site.

Demo Mishna –

To join this siyum, please check the relevant boxes, enter your name and email address and submit. Study should be completed bli neder by 11 Sivan 5775 (Friday, May 29, 2015) sundown.

Matanos La’evyonim by Rabbi Yirmiyohu Kaganoff This article was originally published in Yated Neeman Megillas Esther teaches that one of the mitzvos established by Mordechai and Esther was “matanos la’evyonim,” giving gifts to the poor.


1) PUBLIC NEEDS (a) The Beraisa (dealing with Chol ha’Moed) offers an expanded list of public needs. (b) Other Halachos of Chol ha’Moed are included in the Beraisa. (c) Question: If these (e.g. irrigating or marking graves) were done on the 15th of Adar, why are they repeated on Chol ha’Moed? (d) Answer: There were torrential rains which washed them out. (e) Question: Why do the agents of Beis …

Erev pesach on Shabbos – aishcom

Below is a simplified guide to the practices of Erev Pesach that falls on Shabbos. THURSDAY. Since Erev Pesach is Shabbos, Taanis Bechoros is pushed forward to Thursday. A bechor or father of a minor bechor is obligated to fast on Thursday, but can discharge his obligation by making or attending a siyum.

Ribis – Welcome to Joyent

Tidbits of Interest – Some Aspects of the Halachos of Ribbis. by Rabbi Yirmiyohu Kaganoff. There are actually a total of six different prohibitions that can be violated by the different individuals involved in creating and paying a loan in which there is interest.

Maaser – Texts & Writings

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Maaser: Give Me a Tenth! •

The Mitzvah: There is a mitzvah of giving a tenth of one’s produce as maaser, tithes to the Levite (Numbers 18:21-32). On route to Lavan’s house, Yaakov fell asleep on the Temple Mount.

ABCs of Kosher – aishcom

Kosher Slaughtering. 1. Shechita. Besides being from a kosher species, kosher meat requires that the animal/bird be slaughtered in the manner prescribed by the Torah (Shechita). (Fish do not have this requirement.) In this procedure, a trained kosher slaughterer (shochet) severs the trachea and esophagus of the animal with a special razor-sharp …

Video: Affording Jewish Day School –

Affording Jewish Day School. Oct 31, 2010 | by Mrs. Lori Palatnik. What a difference free Jewish day school education would make. Share this video. About the Author. Mrs. Lori Palatnik. More by this Author > Lori Palatnik is a writer and Jewish educator who has appeared on television and radio.

Quiz on בבא קמא צז –

Must someone who uses another person’s Eved pay the owner for the work? ? He is always Potur; Avadim are legally like land. ? He is always Chayav. ? He is Chayav to pay for times that the master would have used the Eved, and is otherwise Potur. ? It depends on the quality of the Eved’s work. ? The …