Scottish Council of Jewish Communites
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Scottish Council of Jewish Communities
Representing, connecting, and supporting Jewish people in Scotland

A Guide to 'JOES Boxes'
'Jewish Objects for Education in Scotland'


Tzedakah Box

Tzedakah Box

Tzedakah” means “justice” or “righteousness”, but is often translated as “charity’. It is mandatory for Jewish people to give to charity, and traditionally Jewish people should give at least a tenth of their earnings to those less fortunate than themselves. Many families put money in a tzedakah box before Shabbat, to remember those who cannot afford a good meal, and in the hope that one day there will be a Shabbat when no one is in need.


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