Tzedakah or Tsedakah simply means charity.
Matthew 25:40-42 Tree of Life Version (TLV)
40 “And answering, the King will say to them, ‘Amen, I tell you, whatever you did to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’ [a] 41 Then He will also say to those on the left, ‘Go away from Me, you cursed ones, into the everlasting fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty and you gave Me nothing to drink;
Tzedakah or Tsedakah meaning Charity or Helping the poor and needy people is very important to ABBA YAHUVEH, YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH and SHKINYINYAH GLORY Almighty!
If it were not so, it would not be in the Holy Biblical Scriptures. Even YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH used it to determine going to the Heavens for eternity or not, aside from accepting YAH’S SALVATION!
Tzedakah is an ACT OF HOLINESS before YAH Almighty! Remember the TORAH (Leviticus and 1 Peter 1:16) say, “Be HOLY as I AM HOLY!” How? Well, there are various ways, one of which is Tzedakah, etc.
So out of the little or much you have, share! We are blessed by YAHUVEH GOD in order to be a blessing to others! IT IS MORE BLESSED TO GIVE THAN TO RECEIVE! Your salary is not just for you alone and your family but also for your Spiritual Leader in YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH as well as those in need, etc.
Just remember that though you need to have accepted YAH’S SALVATION in order to secure your place in the Heavens for eternity! Tzedakah is an additional to that! Tzedakah is an Act of Holiness and Sign of YAH’S True Love. It advertises YAH Almighty!
TZEDAKAH from the word “tzaddiq” is an ACT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS before YAHUVEH ELOHIM Almighty when done with the right heart and in the right way.
On every weekly, Shabbat/Sabbath, it is customary in Jewish tradition to put some money into a TZEDAKAH BOX at home before lighting the Shabbat candles. This money is eventually given to those in need. It can also be sent to Israel to help those in need. It is important to ask YAH Almighty to guide/direct you before sowing your seed so that you do not sow in vain.
Psalm 24 Names of God Bible (NOG)
A psalm by David.
1 The earth and everything it contains are Yahweh’s.
The world and all who live in it are his.
2 He laid its foundation on the seas
and set it firmly on the rivers.
3 Who may go up Yahweh’s mountain?
Who may stand in his holy place?
4 The one who has clean hands and a pure heart
and does not long for what is false[a]
or lie when he is under oath.
5 This person will receive a blessing from Yahweh
and righteousness from Elohim, his savior.
6 This is the person who seeks him,
who searches for the face of the El of Jacob.[b] Selah
7 Lift your heads, you gates.
Be lifted, you ancient doors,
so that the Melek of glory may come in.
8 Who is this Melek of glory?
Yahweh, strong and mighty!
Yahweh, heroic in battle!
9 Lift your heads, you gates.
Be lifted, you ancient doors,
so that the Melek of glory may come in.
10 Who, then, is this Melek of glory?
Yahweh Tsebaoth is the Melek of glory! Selah
Deuteronomy 15:7-8 Names of God Bible (NOG)
7 This is what you must do whenever there are poor Israelites in one of your cities in the land that Yahweh your Elohim is giving you. 8 Be generous to these poor people, and freely lend them as much as they need. Never be hard-hearted and tight-fisted with them.[a]
Matthew 6:1-4 Names of God Bible (NOG)
The Sermon on a Mountain Continues: Don’t Do Good Works to Be Praised by People
6 “Be careful not to do your good works in public in order to attract attention. If you do, your Father in heaven will not reward you. 2 So when you give to the poor, don’t announce it with trumpet fanfare. This is what hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets in order to be praised by people. I can guarantee this truth: That will be their only reward. 3 When you give to the poor, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing. 4 Give your contributions privately. Your Father sees what you do in private. He will reward you.
Lukas 6:30-32 Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)
31 And just as you want that Bnei Adam may do to you, do to them similarly.
32 And if you show ahavah to the ones showing ahavah to you, what kind of shvakh (commendation) to you is that? For even the chote’im (sinners) show ahavah to the ones showing ahavah to them.
Proverbs 21:25-26 Names of God Bible (NOG)
25 The desire of a lazy person will kill him
because his hands refuse to work.
26 All day long he feels greedy,
but a righteous person gives and does not hold back.
2 Corinthians 8 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
8 Now, brethren, we wish to make known to you the grace of God which has been given in the churches of Macedonia, 2 that in a great ordeal of affliction their abundance of joy and their deep poverty overflowed in the wealth of their liberality. 3 For I testify that according to their ability, and beyond their ability, they gave of their own accord, 4 begging us with much urging for the favor [a]of participation in the [b]support of the [c]saints, 5 and this, not as we had [d]expected, but they first gave themselves to the Lord and to us by the will of God. 6 So we urged Titus that as he had previously made a beginning, so he would also complete in you this gracious work as well.
7 But just as you abound in everything, in faith and utterance and knowledge and in all earnestness and in the [e]love we inspired in you, seethat you abound in this gracious work also. 8 I am not speaking this as a command, but as proving through the earnestness of others the sincerity of your love also. 9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich. 10 I give my opinion in this matter, for this is to your advantage, who were the first to begin a year ago not only to do this, but also to desire to do it.11 But now finish [f]doing it also, so that just as there was the readiness to desire it, so there may be also the completion of it by your ability. 12 For if the readiness is present, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have. 13 For this is not for the ease of others and for your affliction, but by way of equality—14 at this present time your abundance being a supply for their need, so that their abundance also may become a supply for your need, that there may be equality; 15 as it is written, “He who gathered much did not have too much, and he who gathered little had no lack.”
16 But thanks be to God who puts the same earnestness on your behalf in the heart of Titus. 17 For he not only accepted our appeal, but being himself very earnest, he has gone to you of his own accord. 18 We have sent along with him the brother whose fame in the things of the gospel has spread through all the churches; 19 and not only this, but he has also been appointed by the churches to travel with us in this gracious work, which is being administered by us for the glory of the Lord Himself, and to show our readiness, 20 [g]taking precaution so that no one will discredit us in our administration of this generous gift;21 for we have regard for what is honorable, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.22 We have sent with them our brother, whom we have often tested and found diligent in many things, but now even more diligent because of hisgreat confidence in you. 23 As for Titus, he is my partner and fellow worker [h]among you; as for our brethren, they are [i]messengers of the churches, a glory to Christ.24 Therefore [j]openly before the churches, [k]show them the proof of your love and of our reason for boasting about you.
According to Wikipedia, Tzedakah or Ṣ’daqah in Classical Hebrew (Hebrew: ; Arabic: ), is a Hebrew word literally meaning justice or righteousness but commonly used to signify charity, though it is a different concept from charity because tzedakah is an obligation and charity is typically understood as a spontaneous act of goodwill and a marker of generosity. It is based on the Hebrew word (צדק, Tzedek) meaning righteousness, fairness or justice, and it is related to the Hebrew word Tzadik meaning righteous as an adjective (or righteous individual as a noun in the form of a substantive). In Judaism, tzedakah refers to the religious obligation to do what is right and just, which Judaism emphasises are important parts of living a spiritual life. Maimonides says that, while the second highest form of tzedakah is to give donations anonymously to unknown recipients, the highest form is to give a gift, loan, or partnership that will result in the recipient supporting himself instead of living upon others. Unlike philanthropy or charity, which is completely voluntary, tzedakah is seen as a religious obligation, which must be performed regardless of financial standing, and must even be performed by poor people. Tzedakahis considered to be one of the three main acts that can annul a less than favorable heavenly decree. The term is similar with Sadaqah or Saddka (Arabic: صدقة ), an Islamic term meaning “voluntary charity”; but since Tzedakah means an obligatory due to pay for the poor, then its actual Arabic counterpart is “Zakat“, not Sadqah. Only the financially capable Muslims have to do Zakat, it goes to seven or eight categories starting with the poor Muslims and heavily indebted ones, etc.