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Author:  Gabe
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Date:  9/24/2003 12:29:00 PM
Subject:  maaser
Message:  Dear Rabbi:
If someone sets aside maaser from his money, can he use part of that money to pay his children's yeshiva bill--specifically that part of the tuition that goes for torah education? Are there any things that this money can be used for also?
   
Reply:  No, but he can pay a friend's kids tuition & have the friend pay his.
Shul memberships that are required are not Tzedaka (charity). Donations to Shuls in poor neighborhoods is charity. Donations to schools & Yeshivot that learn the proper way is the highest most valuable form of charity. (not too many that I know of)
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