Yiddish word for an almsbox, into which tzedaka is placed. These come, naturally, in many shaped and designs, though an all popular model is the plain metal cylinder, often with a paper lable on it naming the charitable organization for which its contents are designated. Some synogogues also have pushkas affixed to their walls, though due to the fact that orthodox jews cannot touch money on the sabbath, there is no formal tradition of passing around a collection plate.

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