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  • n. the Jewish tradition of charity


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From Hebrew צדק (tzedek, "righteousness")


  • Duff grew up in a family that practiced tzedakah, which is giving anonymously.

    Regina Varolli: Duff Goldman: The Ace of Cakes On A Sugar High

  • In Hebrew there is a word called "tzedakah" that means charity. Front Page

  • He was writing about tzedakah, a Hebrew word usually translated as charity, but which really means justice - an act of kindness and compassion designed to fix our world where it is broken.

    The Seattle Times

  • Charity called tzedakah in Hebrew, from the same root as the Hebrew word for “justice”, is likewise expected; in fact, it’s an obligation, a mitzvah.

    The common denominator

  • The Hebrew word, "tzedakah" is commonly used to mean "charity," but literally translates to mean

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • (The word "tzedakah" in context refers to "righteousness," but the passage understands it in its other sense, "charity".) "Happy is he who keeps judgment, who does tzedakah at all times".


  • My husband hates davening at the Kotel on a weekday because as he stands there with his face in his Siddur, trying to say the Shmoneh Esrei, he's got schnorrers sticking their hands in his face demanding 'tzedakah'.

    Israelated - English Israel blogs

  • The word "tzedakah" is derived from the Hebrew root Tzadei-Dalet-Qof, meaning righteousness, justice or fairness.

    Shira bat Sarah

  • She offered her "tzedakah" money collected for charity to help keep COSI open.

    Toledo Newspaper

  • In Judaism, "tzedakah" is the Hebrew equivalent of charitable acts, defined as "giving aid, assistance and money to the poor and needy or to other worthy causes."

    Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen: Tenets Into Transformation, Part 1


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  • charity towards others; altruism; the behavior of the good Samaritan would fall under this rubric.

    July 24, 2008