Definition of tzedakah in English:

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tzedakah

Pronunciation: /tsiˈdôkə/ Pronunciation: /tsədäˈkä/

noun

(Among the Jews) charitable giving, typically seen as a moral obligation.
Example sentences
  • While tzedakah is a Jewish obligation, it is not meant to be fulfilled in a rote or soulless way.
  • For American Jews, confining tzedakah to Jewish causes cannot fulfill the Psalm's deeper meaning.
  • Goldberg is doing Rothstein a favor by giving him the opportunity to perform the mitzvah of tzedakah, or charitable giving.

Origin

From Hebrew ṣĕḏāqāh 'righteousness'.

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Syllabification: tze·da·kah

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