tzedakah

noun

tze·​da·​kah
variants or tsedakah or zedakah
tsə̇ˈdȯ(ˌ)kȯ
plural tzedakoth or tzedakot or tsedakoth or tsedakot
tsə̇ˈdȯkəs,
tsə̇ˌdäkōt(h)
: right behavior as traditionally manifested among Jews by acts of charity
broadly : charity

Word History

Etymology

Hebrew ṣědāqāh, literally, righteousness

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“Tzedakah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tzedakah. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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