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Suppose a Gabbai Tzedakah passes our good friend Reuven while making his collection rounds. Reuven reaches into his pocket for his wallet and removes the money he wants to donate. By the time Reuven lifts his eyes, the Gabbai is gone.

What should Reuven now do with the money he separated for Tzedakah? Is he allowed to keep it? Can he give it to some other Tzedakah?

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differs in that here the giver may be able to still give it to the same guy. – HodofHod Sep 6 '12 at 3:08
@HodofHod True. Just realized I was focusing on the answer there... – yydl Sep 6 '12 at 3:12
that answer might not even apply here, since there it might be that it's impossible to find the poor man, but not so here. – HodofHod Sep 6 '12 at 4:02

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