Quantity Discounts Available! Paint your own wood Tzedakah (Charity) Box (Pushka). Comes with closure on bottom for re-use. A great Jewish arts & craft, DIY project all year round! Decorate any way you like - use markers, paint, stickers, or anything else! Great with our Die-Cut Aleph-Bet stickers (IN6010)! Great for Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur, Purim or any session about Tzedakah. Contains: 1 Wood Tzedakah Box, size 3" tall x 3" X 3
Charity is a fundamental part of the Jewish way of life. Traditional Jews give at least ten percent of their income to charity. Traditional Jewish homes and businesses commonly have a pushke, a box for collecting coins for the poor, and coins are routinely placed in the box."Tzedakah" is the Hebrew word for the acts that we call "charity" in English: giving aid, assistance and money to the poor and needy or to other worthy causes. However, the nature of tzedakah is very different from the idea of charity. The word "charity" suggests benevolence and generosity, a magnanimous act by the wealthy and powerful for the benefit of the poor and needy. The word "tzedakah" is derived from the Hebrew root Tzadei-Dalet-Qof, meaning righteousness, justice or fairness. In Judaism, giving to the poor is not viewed as a generous, magnanimous act; it is simply an act of justice and righteousness, the performance of a duty, giving the poor their due.
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