What are Tzedakah Boxes?
Tzedakah Boxes are commonly translated as Charity Boxes. First of all, that is a mistranslation, an understandable one but still incorrect. The root of the Hebrew word Tzedakah is Tzedek meaning Justice. Judaism views giving to those who are less fortunate than you as a form of justice, not an act of charity. Charity denotes a generous action done out of the kindness of one’s heart. Continue reading