Tzedakah - Charity
Tzedakah - by Adam Rhine
Acrylic, Watercolor, and Colored Pencils on Arches Watercolor Paper
21" x 21"

For more information about this painting, email the artist at adam@hebrewart.com
“You shall open your hand to your brother, to your poor and to your destitute in your land.”
Devarim/Deuteronomy 15:11


Tzedakah, commonly translated as “charity”, is often used synonymously with justice, truth and kindness. In Judaism, giving generously to those in need – family, neighbors and the greater community – is considered righteous behavior and an act of justice.

The Rabbi of the Warsaw Ghetto, Kolonymos Shapiro (1889-1943) taught: “The greatest think in the world is to do someone else a favor.” Through acts of benevolence that open our hearts to love, we grow closer to the Source and Giver of all life.


Text by Louise Temple from the calendar "Hebrew Illuminations"