Monday, April 27, 2015


I've previously noted JBrick, started by Yitzy Kasowitz to create and sell Jewish-themed LEGO sets. Here we see two different sizes of tzedakah boxes. Tzedakah means charity, but the word comes from the same root as righteousness, justice, or fairness (see here), so giving is not just seen as generosity, but also fulfilling justice (see, for instance, Deuteronomy 10:18, "He [the Lord your God] executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing. Giving is grouped with prayer and repentence in the liturgy of the High Holy Days. Many Jewish homes have a Tzedakah box to collect coins which will later be given to the needy. These boxes have the word Tzedakah in Hebrew, either in sticker form on the smaller boxes, or built into the LEGO bricks in the larger version.


  1. I don't see the large Tzedakah box. Is it just me? Great blog!

  2. Hi Yitzy,
    I originally linked to two photos on your site, but you rearranged your site so the links didn't work any more so I had to scramble around your site to find a linkable picture. I just now found a working link to the large box, so I'll add it back into this post.