Can I use Maaser for Chinese Auctions?

Do I need to give Maaser on credit card points? Are wedding gifts obligated in Maaser? Is one allowed to buy Chinese auction tickets with Maaser money? Watch a shiur by Rabbi Levi Yitzchok Raskin on the halachos of giving Maaser.

Recently Kollel Anash of Crown Heights had the honor of hosting a shiur by Rabbi Levi Yitzchok Raskin of London, England on the halachos of giving Maaser. Rabbi Raskin serves as Rov and Dayan of Lubavitch in London. He is also the author of numerous halachah seforim.

The shiur covered many common shaalos that arise on this topic. Does one need to give Maaser on credit card points or mileage? Are Bar Mitzva/Wedding gifts obligated in Maaser? How does one determine the value of a gift? Is one allowed to buy an Aliyah or Chinese auction tickets with Maaser money? How about paying for school tuition? 

Kollel Anash is located at Congregation Anash at 770 Montgomery Street and is under the leadership of Rabbi Michoel Lerner. The Kollel was founded and is sponsored by Rabbi Dovid Fischer, Rov of Congregation Anash.

Watch Rabbi Raskin’s shiur here:

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