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This week’s Torah portion, Re'eh, contains the mitzvah (commandment) and obligation to give tzedaka, monetary support to those in need. The word tzedaka often is translated as “charity”. The correct translation is “righteousness”. It is not merely a charitable act to give to the poor; it is every person’s obligation.
“If there will be among you a needy person…you shall not harden your heart, and you shall not close your hand…Rather, you shall surely…Continue
Added by Devorah Landau on August 17, 2012 at 9:20am — No Comments