Jewish Law

Charity Box

27.11.17

Question

Dear Rabbi,
I would like to know if when needed, would it be okay to take money out of the tzedakah (charity) box and later return the exact same amount that was removed (if not, what should we do in the event we had already done so)?
Thank you and Shabbat Shalom.

Response

Hello,
You need to stipulate the condition that all funds placed into the tzedakah box aren’t formally pledged until they reach the custody of the Gabbai, and from then on there is no issue with borrowing money from the box. Now that you borrowed and returned the funds, you have nothing to worry about.
All the best,
 

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