Form of Tzedakah After a Trip


There is a custom that some people have when they travel to take along a dollar bill with them that someone gave them and donate it to tzedaka upon their return.

When you do that, are you required to give the exact same dollar bill that someone gave you before your trip? Or can you give any dollar?



  1. The money that the traveler is given is considered to be a “segulah” – a special token that helps to keep them safe during their travels. It is best to hold on to that money and give it to Tzedakah on your return, if possible, rather than use it and give the same amount to Tzedakah afterward.

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