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Mesira on a pauper

Dayan Weiss in Minchas Yitzchok 8:148 discusses at length the issue of mesira when there’s a public danger/menace or potential danger. Even in such cases, he says that the perpetrator must be warned ...
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What constitutes by their means for tzedakah

The gemara (Baba Batra 9a) teaches that the minimum one needs to give to tzedaka is a third of a shekel a year. The SA (YD 249:2) rules accordingly and adds that one who does not give this bare ...
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Help me understand this Midrash Talpiot about finding lost objects

I asked the person who sent this to me. It means to sponsor the electricity bill for your shul. When it was written they had someone sponsor the candles for Shul but nowadays this same terminology is ...
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Can a synagogue appropriate the contents of charity boxes not removed before a specified time?

It appears to me the laws of asheivat aveida (returning lost objects) would apply here. The money left in the charity boxes is like money found in your property. In this case it has a siman (...
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Should tax deductions be deducted from total maaser giving?

No you do not need to deduct tax deductions. R Shimon Taub (The Laws of Tzedakah and Maaser, p. 149) writes that One who benefits by giving tzedakah because he ends up paying less taxes is not ...
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Why is healing different than charity?

The truth is you can ask how can one fix anything that breaks if it looks like you're contradicting Gods decree. My understanding of rashi is the reason why it looks like you're contradicting Gods ...
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