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Who knows a tenth?

?עשירית - מי יודע

In the spirit of the song "Echad - mi yodeya", please post interesting and significant Jewish facts about the number 0.1.

Lazy gematria may be worthy of discission, but perhaps not of a full-fledged answer. [This may not apply in the conventional sense, but, e.g., saying x is a quarter of y is just not keeping in the spirit. However, there maybe be examples that the Arizal, Baal Haturim, etc., mention and they are perfect for comments.]

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You shall set aside every year a tenth part of all the yield of your sowing that is brought from the field. [Devarim 14:22]

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This stone which I have set [as] a monument will become a House of God and of all that You give, I will surely give a tenth to You. [Genesis 28:22]

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And [Abram] gave him a tenth of everything. [Genesis 14:20]

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The omer is a tenth of an ephah. [Exodus 16:36]

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He will take a tenth part of your grain and vintage and give it to his eunuchs and courtiers. [1 Samuel 8:15]

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The amount of charity one should give is as follows: if one can but afford, let him give as much as is needed. Under ordinary circumstances, a fifth of one's property is most laudable. To give one-tenth is the average disposition. But to give less than one-tenth is niggardly. When the Rabbis said a "fifth" they meant a fifth of the property the first year only and a fifth of the profits in succeeding years. [Shulchan Arukh, Yoreh De'ah 249:1]

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