tzedakah


tzedakah
the Jewish tradition of charity

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  • Tzedakah — ( he. צדקה) is a Hebrew word commonly translated as charity , though it is based on a root meaning justice (צדק, tzedek ). In Judaism, tzedakah refers to the religious obligation to perform charity, and philanthropic acts, which Judaism… …   Wikipedia

  • tzedakah — Seph. /tseuh dah kah /; Ashk. /tseuh daw keuh/, n. Hebrew. charity or the giving of charity. Also, zeda kah. * * * …   Universalium

  • tzedakah — [tsɛ dɒka] noun (among Jewish people) charitable giving, regarded as a moral obligation. Origin from Heb. ṛĕḏāqāh righteousness …   English new terms dictionary

  • tzedakah — tze·da·kah …   English syllables

  • tzedakah — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Danny Siegel — is an American author, lecturer, and poet who has spoken in more than 500 North American communities, to communal organizations, synagogues, JCC s, Federations, on Tzedakah and Jewish values. Tzedakah is loosely translated as charity or… …   Wikipedia

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