Award-winning storyteller Barbara Diamond Goldin has collected and retold twenty-four stories about tzedakah in this inspiring volume. The Hebrew word tzedakah is often translated as "charity," but it actually means "justice" or "righteousness." Goldin has brought these rich and varied stories of tzedakah together in the hope that they will encourage readers to give to those in need, to adopt a righteous sensibility regarding the commandment to perform acts of loving-kindness, and, in this way, engage in repairing the world.
Barbara Diamond Goldin is currently the youth librarian in a public library. She is the recipient of the Sydney Taylor Body-of-Work Award from the Association of Jewish Libraries for her significant contribution to Jewish children's literature. She is the author of many works of fiction and non-fiction.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 1. Mullah Avraham's Fine Silk Coat Chapter 3 2. The Water Carrier Chapter 4 3. Are Not the Ways of Heaven Wondrous? Chapter 5 4. A Rich Woman's Diet Chapter 6 5. Creating Angels Chapter 7 6. The Unusual Innkeeper Chapter 8 7. The Frangrance of Good Deeds Chapter 9 8. Mud Makes the Difference Chapter 10 9. The Two Beggars Chapter 11 10. Ox and Herbs Chapter 12 11. The Kaddish Chapter 13 12. The Loan Chapter 14 13. The Rabbi's Blessing Chapter 15 14. The Watchman Chapter 16 15. A Town of Baruchs Chapter 17 16. The Dirty Pastry Chapter 18 17. The Rabbi and the Rag Dealer Chapter 19 18. The Tutor's Wages Chapter 20 19. You Know What Friends Are For Chapter 21 20. The Ring Chapter 22 21. Two Keys Chapter 23 22. Being Choosy Chapter 24 23. A Partner You Can Trust Chapter 25 24. The Evil Urge Chapter 26 Glossary Chapter 27 Bibliography