Tzedakah pouch and gelt
for coins/money) on fur-like padding.
In Judaism, tzedakah - a Hebrew term literally meaning righteousness but commonly used to signify charity  - refers to the religious obligation to do what is right and just. Contemporary tzedakah is regarded as a continuation of the Biblical Maaser Ani, or poor-tithe, as well as Biblical practices including permitting the poor to glean the corners of a field, harvest during the Shmita (Sabbatical year), and other practices. Tzedakah, along with prayer and repentance, is regarded as ameliorating the consequences of bad acts.
In Judaism, Tzedakah (charity) is seen as one of the greatest deeds that man can do. Jewish farmers are commanded to leave the corners of their fields for the starving to harvest for food and are forbidden to pick up any grain that has been dropped during harvesting, as such food shall be left for the starving as well.
Famous Jewish scholar and sage Maimonides has been noted for creating a list of charity, with the most righteous form being allowing an individual to become self-sustaining and capable of giving others charity. 
- Enabling the recipient to become self-reliant
- Giving when neither party knows the other's identity
- Giving when you know the recipient's identity, but the recipient doesn't know your identity
- Giving when you do not know the recipient's identity, but the recipient knows your identity
- Giving before being asked
- Giving after being asked
- Giving less than you should, but giving it cheerfully
- Giving begrudgingly