Quite some time ago our town's Chabad rabbi gave me this pushke.
It was empty then.
Rabbi Shneor's hope was that I would put in some loose change every day--not because he needed the money for Chabad House, but because he wanted me to learn the habit of giving tsdakah every day.
Tsdakah in Hebrew means justice or righteousness but is often translated (for want of a better English equivalent) as "charity."
Today's Theme Day subject at City Daily Blog is CHANGE and I decided to go with coins as change. But to see how other bloggers did it, see
To read about the uniquely Jewish perspective on charity, please see