We are commanded to use our resources to help make the world a more just and compassionate place. While tzedakah is often translated as “charity,” it is derived from the Hebrew root tzadi-dalet-kuf, which means “justice” or “righteousness.” So much more than a financial transaction, tzedakah builds trusting relationships and can include contributions of time, effort, and insight – from which the giver benefits from giving as much or more than the recipients. Tzedakah is an ethical obligation central to Judaism and who we are.”
(Temple Israel Social Justice Handbook) 


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