7¼" H x 4½" W x 2¾" D
Brass, Clear Beveled Glass, Green Stained Glass
The word “Tzedakah” is most commonly translated as “charity,” although it is derived from the Hebrew work for righteousness, or justice.
In Judaism, giving to the poor is not considered a noble act—it is an obligation; an act of justice. This obligation, which includes giving to Jews and non-Jews alike, is considered most sacred when neither the donor nor the individual recipient is known.
In this original Tzedakah Box, a brass Tree of Life can be seen through the clear beveled glass on the inside of the box. The Hebrew word “Tzedakah” is elegantly handcut from the brass frontpiece.
The form of this Tzedakah Box echoes the outline of a house, a home where we first learn the meaning of “tzedakah.”