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Jews should give 20% of their wealth to the poor.
Tzedaka is food that Jews can eat.
Judaism teaches that farmers must make sure that they harvest every bit of food from their fields so as not to waste anything.
Jews believe that it is better not to have good food on the Sabbath than to beg for the food.
Gemilut Hasadim means 'the giving of loving-kindness'.
Tzedek is a Jewish charity collecting money for poor Jews in Israel.
Jewish Care, the Red Cross and Norwood are all Jewish charities.
Maimonides taught that the best way to help someone was to help them help themselves.
Poor Jewish people are not required to give tzedaka.