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When one picks fruits owned by a Jew in Israel, he is allowed to snack on them (אכילת עראי) until they become designated for maaser (נקבע למעשר), or, if he is planning on selling them, until he finishes his work on the harvest (גמר מלאכה). After that, he cannot eat from them at all until properly tithing them. The most common ways of designating for maaser ...
The Tiferes Yisroel suggests that the mikvaos were outside the town (to avoid problems of mayim sheuvim). The Kohanim went to mikvah near to sunset to avoid having to be careful about their ritual purity during the day and so after their teviloh and drying themselves they did not come into town until it was dark. So he understands that that the kohanim ...
First of all, the Biblical mitzvah of maaser has to do with produce; the contemporary version of the mitzvah, maaser kesafim, where one gives 10% of his income, is a minhag or at least of Rabbinic origin, according to most poskim. The Gemara, at Kesubos 50a, states that one cannot give double-maaser (20% of one's income) if it would cause him to be ...
Talk to your rabbi. We rule that tithing of funds is a very meritorious practice, but not an all-out obligation. The Talmud prohibits one to give too much, lest they impoverish themselves and become a recipient. As I'd heard in a speech on maaser kesafim from Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz (and see the late Cyril Domb's book), feeding one's family comes first. ...
Rabbi Yitzhak Hirschfeld told me that if cash is given in lieu of a specific gift, because it is easier to ship or such, then that money too does not need to have maaser taken. He mentioned his mother wanted to send him furniture, but it was easier to mail a check and a note instructing him to buy furniture with the money.
Interesting question, would not have to at any rate. Ma'aser is a minhag, widely accepted and generally recommended, but not a chiuv. That said - the same recommendation stands, even if money is virtual.
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