Tzedakah, charity, is one of the cornerstones of Jewish practice… and that’s why it’s never too early to instill this important mitzvah in our children.
Ten Tzedakah Pennies is a story that will appeal to the very youngest toddlers. It begins with a little boy who has ten pennies and a large tzedakah box. Throughout his busy day, he gives each of his beloved family members a turn to give tzedakah, leaving one penny less than before.
Ten tzedakah pennies all in a line,
Along came my father, and now there are nine.
Every time we meet each new family member, the reader will see a row of pennies on the page corresponding to the number the little boy has left. As each penny is given to tzedakah, it is subtracted from the row. Children and parents will enjoy counting together as the story progresses.
Who will get to put the very last penny in the box? The suspense continues to the very last colorful page of this sweet rhyming book.