Since he is forbidden from speaking during prayer he is Motioning the child to put the coins in the charity box across the room. .
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Teaching kids how to share is one of the first values that many parents convey to their children. The Jewish ethic of giving tzedakah is deeply rooted in this idea..
Tzedakah [tsedaˈka] is a Hebrew word literally meaning "justice" or "righteousness", this concept of "charity" is different from the modern Western understanding of "charity," which is typically understood as a spontaneous act of goodwill and a marker of generosity, as tzedakah is rather an ethical obligation.
In Judaism, tzedakah refers to the religious obligation to do what is right and just, it is seen as a religious obligation that must be performed regardless of one's financial standing, and is considered mandatory even for those of limited financial means. More broadly, tzedakah is considered to be one of the three main acts that can positively influence an unfavorable heavenly decree.
In addition - Giving to charity before prayer is rooted in the Talmud, as giving charity before prayer every day is like giving a gift to the king before making a request. On a deeper level, it is with immense kindness that G‑d, who is infinite, provides for our finite (and sometimes petty) needs. We elicit G‑d’s kindness through giving charity and doing act of kindness.
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