Barrel Shaped Wooden Tzedakah Box

Barrel Shaped Wooden Tzedakah Box

Our price: (48.75)

Weight 1.00 lbs

Product description

This Barrel Shaped Wooden Tzedakah Box stands on two legs and has designs on both sides of the barrel and has the word "tzedakah" in gold on the front. This makes a great gift and is great for homes and synagogue use. The meaning of tzedakah:
Traditional Jews give at least ten percent of their income to charity. Traditional Jewish homes commonly have a pushke, a box for collecting coins for the poor, and coins are routinely placed in the box. Jewish youths are continually going from door to door collecting for various worthy causes. A standard mourner's prayer includes a statement that the mourner will make a donation to charity in memory of the deceased. In many ways, charitable donation has taken the place of animal sacrifice in Jewish life: giving to charity is an almost instinctive Jewish response to express thanks to G-d, to ask forgiveness from G-d, or to request a favor from G-d. According to Jewish tradition, the spiritual benefit of giving to the poor is so great that a beggar actually does the giver a favor by giving a person the opportunity to perform tzedakah.