I have wondered how Jewish people tithe and Ive read little on it but there is presently no Levitical priesthood to tithe to, and from what i read only they can collect tithe? I understand they give freely to the synagogue and charities but wasn't tithe for the Levits? And i don't understand how when jesus died and ended the mosaic laws why christians are told they need to keep tithing 10%. Isnt the mosaic law only for Jews so wouldnt christians not have to obey that law? I guess im more curious in the differences in how Jewish people tithe and christians tithe and the reason for it.
I highlighted my main questions that i wanted answered but feel free to say what you think.
We tithe by giving money to charitable causes. DH and I, for example, donate money to an orphanage in Jerusalem, that's considered tithing. The laws of Maaser (that's the Hebrew word for tithing) are very complex and detailed, and there's more than one type of tithing. Here's a good basic explanation. As for your second question, I'm afraid Idon't have an answer as I'm not a Christian, I'm Jewish.
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