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What does CHARITY mean?
Tzedakah, Hebrew for “charity,” is based on the grammatical root tzedek, meaning “justice.”

צֶ֥דֶק צֶ֖דֶק תִּרְדֹּ֑ף לְמַ֤עַן תִּֽחְיֶה֙ וְיָרַשְׁתָּ֣ אֶת־הָאָ֔רֶץ אֲשֶׁר־יְהֹוָ֥ה אֱלֹהֶ֖יךָ נֹתֵ֥ן לָֽךְ׃

Justice, justice shall you pursue, that you may thrive and occupy the land that Hashem your God is giving you.

TZE-dek TZE-dek tir-DOF l'-MA-an tikh-YEH v'-ya-rash-TA et ha-A-retz a-sher a-do-NAI e-lo-HE-kha no-TAYN LAKH

Deuteronomy 16:20

צִיּ֖וֹן בְּמִשְׁפָּ֣ט תִּפָּדֶ֑ה וְשָׁבֶ֖יהָ בִּצְדָקָֽה׃

Tzion shall be saved in the judgment; Her repentant ones, in the retribution.

Tsi-YON b'-mish-PAHT ti-PA-deh, v'-sha-VE-ha bi-tz'-da-KAH.

Isaiah 1:27

Description about CHARITY
Tzedakah, Hebrew for “charity,” is based on the grammatical root tzedek, meaning “justice.” Superficially, “justice” and “charity” appear to be unrelated, but in Biblical thought they are intertwined. Giving charity is not merely a good deed; it is a Biblical obligation that we are obligated to fulfill whether or not we feel the desire to give. Justice obligates us to give a specified percentage of our income to the needy. In a just society, we must ensure that all people have the means to live a happy and productive life. Similarly, a tzaddik, a “righteous person,” is one who constantly strives to bring justice to the world. Many holy tzaddikim, righteous people, are particularly dedicated to giving tzedakah, distributing most, if not all, of their money to the poor. The Bible highlights the importance of justice by repeating the word in the verse, “Justice, justice shall you pursue” (Deuteronomy 16:20). By specifically instructing us to pursue justice, the Bible teaches us that we must not be passive, for justice is neither natural nor easily accomplished. Justice will only be achieved through our continuous commitment and focused efforts. One of God’s seven Noahide laws for all of humanity requires the establishment of courts of justice. The Bible outlines specific laws regarding witnesses, testimony and the ways judges must preside over court cases, reflecting the critical importance of fair trials to a civilized society. While great efforts are made to achieve justice in all cases, human justice remains imperfect in comparison to the ultimate justice carried out by God, who sees all and “knows the secrets of the heart” (Psalms 44:22).
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Where is CHARITY in the Bible?
Deuteronomy 16:20, Isaiah 1:27
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