Thursday, July 9, 2009

Painted Box

This is a tsedakah box. The literal translation of the Hebrew word, "tsedakah," is righteousness or justice. The usage of the word tsedakah is the religious obligation to help others. A tsedakah box is a collection vessel for giving donations to those in need.
This Tsedakah box was was painted in acrylics, and donated to a non-profit organization which then auctioned the donated boxes and collected the moneys for various charitable organizations. On the top, in Hebrew, is the word Tsedakah. In English, it says, "turn night into day." That phrase is reflected in the outside and inside images of the box.

1 comment:

Art By Erika said...

So cleverly painted my dear I'm sure it garnered a handsome bid!