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Mid-20th Century Tin Charity Container by Alfred Zaltsman, Jerusalem

$1,500

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The front of the box is inscribed with Hebrew and German: "Rabbi Meir Baal Ha' Ness charity collecting funds for Shomrei Ha' Chomot Kolel" and decorated with two images; Hatam Sofer Yeshiva and the Tomb of Rabbi Meir Baal Ha' Ness. Hebrew and German text are inscribed on both sides with information about the committee and its purposes, and the back marked with the makers mark. The top with a slot for inserting the money and the bottom with a hinged door for withdrawing the money (no key). This box was designed and signed by Alfred Zaltsman from Jerusalem who was a teacher at the Bezalel school of arts in Jerusalem. Tzedakah is a Hebrew word commonly translated as charity, however the word is more closely connected to the English word justice. Tzedakah refers to a Jewish obligation to contribute to the creation of a just world. It is important to note that tzedakah is not only money, but refers to any act that creates a more just world. Giving tzedakah is so important that is considered one of three acts – along with repentance and prayer – that can save a person from death.

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  • Dimensions
    Height: 4.73 in. (12 cm)Width: 3.75 in. (9.5 cm)Depth: 1.97 in. (5 cm)
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  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1930
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  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5281219359602

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