Monday, March 17, 2008

Matanot laEvyonim and Maaser Kesafim: Two different avenues of Tzedakah


More about Purim and Matanot la'Evyonim:

Money spent on the Mitzvah of giving to the poor on Purim does not count towards the year-round obligation to give 10% of one's income to charity.

For example: A person earning $100,000 (after income taxes) per year is obligated to give $10,000 per year to Tzedakah, over and above the amount given to the poor on Purim.

(Mishneh Berurah 694:3)

Have a great day,

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