Monday, February 14, 2011

The power of tzedakah


[Preface: The biblical root שקפ, to gaze, is generally associated with Divine punishment.]

“People who tithe their produce are powerful, in that they convert a curse to a blessing. They recite the prayer to Gd, ‘השקיפה [gaze down] from Your sacred dwelling, from the Heavens, and bless Your nation.’”

(Midrash, Shemot Rabbah 41:1)

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