Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Maaser kesofim / Tithing (Video)

Weekly Sidra: Terumah (Gift)
Torah Portion: Shemot / Exodus 25:1-27:19
Haftorah: Yeshayahu / Isaiah 66:1-24

He who pays Maaser removes part of his self love for the sake of the Creator.
Maaser kesofim literally means a tenth of money. Tithing one's income for charity, is an age-old practice dating back to our forefathers' days. Avraham gave Maaser to Malki-Tzedek (Bereishis 14:20); Yitzchak gave Maaser (Rashi Sefer Bereishit 26:12); and Yaakov, too, says, "And of all

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