Definition of tzedakah in English:

tzedakah

noun

  • (among the Jews) charitable giving, typically seen as a moral obligation.

    • ‘For American Jews, confining tzedakah to Jewish causes cannot fulfill the Psalm's deeper meaning.’
    • ‘Goldberg is doing Rothstein a favor by giving him the opportunity to perform the mitzvah of tzedakah, or charitable giving.’
    • ‘Jewish law puts a limit on tzedakah, charity, of 20 percent of one's earnings.’
    • ‘While tzedakah is a Jewish obligation, it is not meant to be fulfilled in a rote or soulless way.’
    • ‘In the Jewish tradition of tzedakah, owners of property are required to care for those in need.’

Origin

From Hebrew ṣĕḏāqāh righteousness.

Pronunciation:

tzedakah

/tsədäˈkä//tsiˈdôkə/