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Section: Questions   Category: Halacha
Halacha - Maaser
Submitted by jack  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: I was wondering..... what is the maximum you are allowed to give to maaser, i heard it was 20%. what happens if you give 21% (just in case your calculations are off)? also, is this after all your expenses or before?
Answer: Generally the maximum maaser allowed by Halacha is 20% of net income. The reason for this limit is that if one would over-give, he may make himself impoverished and need to ask for handouts himself. Therefore, the Poskim allow one who is very wealthy and has numerous assets to exceed the 20% limit, on the asumption that he will leave over enough for himself. Of course it is wonderful that you are asking such a question and it displays a generous heart. Most people ask about the minimum.
posted:2008-07-31 18:53:15


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