The word צדקה "tzedakah" in Hebrew often is translated as charity, but it actually comes from the root צדק "tzedek" which means righteousness. The addition of the letter ה "Hei" connects righteousness to Malchut. Many people say "giving" tzedakah, but the more appropriate phrase is "doing" tzedakah. Tzedakah is in many ways an exchange of energy and is a visible expression of gratitude in this world for that which we have received, especially when we receive it from an organization that helps us to grow spiritually.
The first instance of the word tzedakah in the Torah is when the Almighty One took Abraham out to count the stars:
“וְהֶאֱמִן, בַּיהוָה; וַיַּחְשְׁבֶהָ לּוֹ, צְדָקָה”
“And he (Abraham) believed in Hashem; and He accounted it to him as tzedakah” (Bereshit 15:6)
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 want to draw more of the Creator's Light into our life, we should do tzedakah.
According to the Zohar, when we support spiritual organizations with tzedakah, we connect Malchut (our world) to Zeir Anpin (the Upper Worlds), and we open the gates of Supernal Light from above and cause the rivers that come out of the Garden of Eden to get filled, which then water the lower garden of Malchut. When we do tzedakah, we connect ourselves to the actions of the spiritual organization, and all of the Light and blessings that they generate flow to us through our giving.
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