KIẒWEH (= "Ẓiẓbah"):
By: Gotthard Deutsch
In popular parlance, the weekly portion allotted to the local poor; also charity in general. The word "ḳiẓbah," in New Hebrew (Pes. 71b), connected with the Biblical Hebrew "ḳeẓeb" (Jonah ii. 7), means "limit," so used of the toll (B. Ḳ. 113a) and of God's infiniteness (e.g.,"There is no limit to Thy years," in the "Musaf" prayer for New-Year). Lampronti does not give the word, nor does it occur in the older legal literature contained in the Shulḥan 'Aruk.