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Tikkun 21 – 154
Tzedakah, צדקה, is a word commonly and mistakenly translated as charity. It is constructed from the word צדק, meaning righteousness and the letter ה (Malchut).
The accepted term is ‘giving’ Tzedakah but it is better defined as ‘acting’ in Tzedakah because there is a spiritual action that is going as a result of Tzedakah.
Genesis 15:6 “וְהֶאֱמִן, בַּיהוָה; וַיַּחְשְׁבֶהָ לּוֹ, צְדָקָה”
“And he (Abraham) believed in YHVH; and He counted it to him Tzedakah”
This is the first occurrence of the word Tzedakah in the Torah. It happened on one clear night in 1948 (Hebrew year) when God took Abraham out to count the stars. God revealed to him how the spiritual system works and what the future is holding for him. Abraham saw the connection of YHVH in the aspect of Zeir Anpin and the letter ו ‘Vav’ to Malchut, the name ADNY and the letter ה ‘He’. Then he ‘believed’ in YHVH. The word believed, as used here. reveals the spiritual connection: וְהֶ + אֱמִן. The וְהֶ is Zeir Anpin and Malchut and אֱמִן is the combination of the two names YHVH and ADNI. When he ‘believed’ he made the connection and achieved Tzedakah.
The Zohar tells us that the Holy One Bless be He is called “בעל צדקה”, “Possesor of Tzedakah”, because he provides nourishment to Malchut.
When we wish to draw higher light to our life we should do Tzedakah. This connection is made by acting with righteousness or by supporting others that do so. The greater the Tzedakah, the greater the light of Zeir Anpin that is revealed in your life.
Giving money to individuals or organizations connect you to their actions. Your energy that transforms through the money supports them and you are part of what they do.
Giving Tzedakah on the name of someone else is a higher level because naturally you don’t think about gaining for yourself. Spiritual projects are good channels for Tzedakah as it increases the flow of light to the world.
Tzedakah is not charity, which can be described as act of kindness. Tzedakah is a process that connects Malchut to Zeir Anpin.
When a person does Tzedakah, he opens the gates of the supernal light above and causes the rivers that come out of the Garden of Eden to get filled and with with the lower garden, which is Malchut, is watered.