TZEDAKAH - GIVE TO YOUR MAMA
Since she’s given something to you, try giving something back to your own mom this Mother’s Day, May 13! Make her proud!
In this painting, a mother is shown holding her son as he drops a coin into a tzedakah (charity) box. The scene highlights one of the many small yet formative moments in childhood, when a mother passses down to her child a life lesson that she herself learned when young—in this case the importance of tzedakah, the religious obligation to give to others.
Boris Schatz, Jewish Mother, 1929. Jerusalem, Israel. Oil on panel; copper frame. Gift of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore. Collection of Yeshiva University Museum (1988.018).