This handmade ceramic box measures 5" tall, 2 1/4" wide, 2 1/4" deep. It is hand made by a ceramicist. I has Hebrew lettering on it and signed at the bottom by the artist.
Giving charity is seen as one of the most important things a Jew can do. There are hundreds of Jewish and Israeli charities and funds across the world, and they raise much-needed funds for everything from planting trees in Israel and aiding the country’s emergency services to supporting underprivileged brides and buying food for victims of terror.
One of the most important Jewish creeds is called ‘Tikkun Olam’ – repairing the world. Acts of charity are an essential part of righting the wrongs in our world: where the word “charity” comes from Latin caritas and Old French charite meaning compassion or love for other people, the Hebrew “Tzedakah” comes from tzodek, meaning right or just. We don’t consider charity to be a gracious act of benevolence: it’s a fundamental part of correcting the world’s balance and repairing its injustices.