August 9, 2018 / 28 Av, 5778 • Parshat Re'eih
Issue 520
Dedicated in loving memory of Mrs. Miriam Friedman

Charity & Wealth

You must tithe all the produce of the seed that the field yields year by year.

Devarim 14:22

This verse includes the instruction to donate a portion of our income to charity. The Talmudic sages pointed out that the similarity of the Hebrew words for "tithe" (ta'aseir) and "become rich" (titasheir) alludes to the fact that G-d rewards those who give charity with abundant wealth.

Furthermore, when we resolve to give charity beyond our means, G-d grants us the wealth that is required in order for us to give the charity we resolved to donate.

--From Kehot's

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