Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tzedakah Box

"Tzedakah Box"
S. E. Jihad Levine
Copyright 2011, All Rights Reserved

Looks like this tzedakah box in the synagogue was decorated by the children.

We have a sadaqa box in our masjid that was also decorated by the children.  Last year, we donated half the money to the children's wing at our local hospital, and the other half to programs for children at our community's homeless shelter. 

These boxes are in masjids and synagogues so the people can give voluntary charity.

The Jews call them "tzedakah" boxes and the Muslims called them "sadaqa" boxes.

Most Jewish children have tzedakah boxes in their rooms at home.  When it is full, the parents help them to choose a good cause to donate to.

4 comments:

moroccomama said...

It's my first time commenting on your blog. I appreciate your compassionate view of the "other"...we are all "the other". The world needs people as willing to explore subtleties, acknowledge similarities, and see beyond outward forms as you are.

Safiyyah said...

Jazaka Allahu Khayrn moroccomama and welcome! I agree with you totally. I was Jewish before becoming a Muslim; often the "other" and me bump in to each other :)

Uni said...

The similarity between the two words (sounds) is amazing :)

Nice info!!

MovieGuruMaker said...

so many hebrew and arabic words sound similar, considering they are both in the semitic family of languages, that makes sense!