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Maaser by finnancing parents

Rabbi Eliezer S. Weisz10 Shevat 5763
597
Question
Can financial support for parents be counted as part of one’s maaser? The situation in mind is an elderly parent with small/insufficient savings/retirement funds who is having do to odd jobs to earn money; and still has a deficit. The child has a moderate income.
Answer
The answer is in the circumstances described -yes. esw
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