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Jewish Law maintains a list of books that may be of interest to our readers.
If you would to recommend additional items to add to the list, please contact Daniel Pollack, Editor

Title Author Category Publisher Year
Maaser Kesafim: Giving a Tenth to CharityDomb, Cyril (editor)HalachaFeldheim1999
From times of old it has been an honored Jewish practice to give maaser, a tenth of our earnings to tzedaka, charity. Yet a great many questions arise when we proceed to fulfill the mitzva. For example: how is income defined? Are capital receipts subject to the obligation of maaser? If they are, how should indivisible assets be dealt with? Is there a specific "tax year"? What expenses are allowed? How is capital investment to be dealt with? How are charities defined, and is there an order of priorities in the matter? To find answers, a research team of the British Association of Orthodox Jewish Scientists made a careful study of the Shulchan Aruch and the responsa literature. Where no clear-cut answers could be found, the next step was to turn to the great Torah authorities of our day. This book is a record of the results of their investigations.

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