The Sharia of Moses in the TORA
Part 1 - The 248 Positive Commandments of the Tora
128 - THE SECOND TITHE
Where it is impossible to bring the second tithe to Jerusalem owing to the distance, the owner is to redeem it and bring its money value to the sanctuary and there spend it exclusively on food (Deuteronomy 14:24).
Such tithe is obligatory only in regard to the produce of the Land of Israel and is to be eaten in Jerusalem only during the existence of the sanctuary.
The great heave offering may be eaten by a priest in mourning.*
“The second tithe was commanded to be spent on food in Jerusalem; in this way the owner was compelled to give part of it away as charity. As he was not able to use it otherwise than by way of eating and drinking, he must have easily been induced to give it gradually. This rule brought multitudes together in one place, and strengthened the bond of love and brotherhood among the children of men.”*