Does Charity Return to the Giver?

Q: Many individuals and organizations turn to me for donations. I would love to help everyone, but am limited. Is it true that when a person gives charity, it returns to him?

Every word has a “garment,” which is the way the word is spelled in the various gematriah systems. The most wondrous example is the word tzedakah (charity), spelled tzaddik, dalet, kuf, hei. In the numerical value system known as Atbash, the word tzedakah reads completely backwards, hei, kof, dalet, tzaddik. This is a beautiful hint that tzedakah returns from the receiver to the giver, as in the secret of returning light. The sages taught that more than the giver of charity does a good deed for the poor person, the poor person, by receiving the charity, is doing a good deed for the giver.

 

Image: Eliran t – נוצר על ידי מעלה היצירה, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=81519379

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