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"Yesodei HaTzedakah"
Exploring the Foundations
of the Mitzvah of Tzedakah

"Yesodei HaTzedakah"

Exploring the Foundations of
the Mitzvah of Tzedakah

by Rabbi Menachem Kasdan, published 2009

"Yesodei HaTzedakah" is a unique sefer that explores the Mitzvah of Tzedakah and discusses with unprecedented depth a myriad of interesting questions and themes. Among the topics discussed in the sefer:
  • Is there a Mitzvah of Tzedakah to other than poor people? (For instance, would you consider a donation to a Shul a fulfillment of the Mitzvah of Tzedakah?)
  • Does the Tzedakah Mitzvah obligate us to support a poor man's Mitzvah needs - e.g. funding his child's Yeshiva tuition or buying him a mezuzah if he can't afford one - or only his physical needs?
  • When must you give a substantial amount to Tzedakah, and when does giving a small amount suffice?
  • Do you fulfill your mitzvah obligation if you were deceived? (For example, if you vowed to give a certain amount of money to Tzedakah and, thinking you were giving it to a poor person, you discovered that you had given it to a charlatan, must you now give a similar amount to a legitimately poor man or, since you had given in good faith, have you already fulfilled your obligation?)
  • Why is there no Bracha made on Tzedakah?
  • Must one have Kavanah to fulfill the Mitzvah of Tzedakah?
  • What does Tzedakah Lishmah mean -- in the realms of Halacha, Drush and Sod?
Written by Rabbi Menachem Kasdan (brother to JLaw.com's founder) of Bayit Vegan, Jerusalem, this one-of-a-kind sefer includes 633 pages of detailed and well-sourced material. Gil Student (of the Hirhurim blog, hirhurim.blogspot.com) calls it a "fascinating book that is rich in a wide variety of material". Indeed, from Rishonim through Achronim, Torah She'bechsav through Torah She'b'al Peh, "Yesodei HaTzedakah" does not leave a stone unturned (or, very few!) on the topic of Tzedakah, delving into never-before-dealt-with facets of the Mitzvah -- chiddushim abound! A masterpiece in its own right, all readers and learners will find an interest in this must-have sefer.

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