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There are many reasons one should give Tzedakah - but if you know why you are giving it will make your mitzvah that much more meaningful. Below is a list Jewish holidays and the reasons one should give in their honor:

Rosh Hashanah
The High Holy Day cycle is traditionally observed with Teshuvah, Tzedakah and Tefillah - repentance, charity and prayer.

Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur, a traditional to fast day - many synagogues direct Tzedakah towards organizations dedicated to fighting hunger, poverty and achieving economic justice.

Sukkot/Shemini Atzeret
As it is traditional to eat and sleep in a Sukkah during Sukkot, a temporary booth that is open to the elements - you could focus on Tzedakah that protects the environment.

Simchat Torah
The High Holy Days end with this "rejoicing of the Torah," and traditionally observed with all-night Torah readings - consider Tzedakah for Jewish education.

Hanukah
Hanukah is an opportunity to link Tzedakah with the holiday's themes relating to self-determination, religious freedom, and free speech - give to educational institutions and outreach programs.

Tu B'Shevat
This "New Year of the Trees" is ripe for Tzedakah dedicated to environmental preservation locally and in Israel.

Purim
This festival in which we celebrate our identities points us towards causes that celebrate Jewish identity, traditions and culture.

Pesach
Pesach expresses Jewish freedom and a world in which our deepest values can be redeemed. Dedicate Tzedakah to organizations who fight against prejudice and promote self-help and growth.

Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day)
In response to the immeasurable loss of Jewish life in the Holocaust, Tzedakah might best be devoted to building Jewish life and culture, and to combating anti-Semitism and racism.

Yom Ha'Atzmaut
Celebrate Israel's day of independence by contributing to peace and security in the Middle East.

Shavuot
Shavuot celebrates the Covenant made at Mount Sinai, where every Jew who joined the Exodus from Egypt, as well as "the souls of all future generations" (Talmud), were given the Torah as revelation about how to live our lives. Tzedakah on this day might be devoted to projects of Torah study and continuity.

Tisha B'Av
This fast day commemorates the destruction of both Temples by outside forces intent on wiping out the Jewish people. Tzedakah for world tolerance and disarmament would fulfil the spirit of Tisha B'Av.

 


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