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Old 08-07-2013, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I would think buying a new car is pushing the limit of the "heter" (leniency provided by the Rabbis) the link was discussing. I think it meant more to the effect of money used for things like Shabbos candles, Jewish day school education, gas to drive to shul on days other than Shabbos, etc. would qualify as tzedakah.

My Rav often reminds us that Hakadosh Baruch Hu (Hashem) is going to take His 10% whether you give it or not. If you choose not to give it towards tzedakah, it will simply be taken instead as car fixes, a broken roof, medical bills, etc. You might as well give the money to Jewish causes and save yourself the grief of it being taken elsewhere.
That's the same conclusion we came to.
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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I am a Christian so I do not believe in such requirements, but as an observer, I do find it interesting to watch the selectivity of rabbinic Judaism, which law they argue for practicing today and others they don't.
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I am a Christian so I do not believe in such requirements, but as an observer, I do find it interesting to watch the selectivity of rabbinic Judaism, which law they argue for practicing today and others they don't.
LOL! I thought tithing was the one law outside the ten commandments that Christians teach is still in effect. Talk about selectivity.
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Old 08-07-2013, 03:06 PM
 
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I am a Christian so I do not believe in such requirements, but as an observer, I do find it interesting to watch the selectivity of rabbinic Judaism, which law they argue for practicing today and others they don't.
What a bizarre an uninformed statement. There is no law from 3300 years ago (Mount Sinai), from 2000 years ago (a certain dead guy another religion obsesses on) or from 100 years ago that is not still entirely 100% still in effect today. Every single law given to Moses at Mount Sinai is still obligatory to every Jew to this very day.
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