The notion of the “Tenth Part” derives from the tenth letter in the Hebrew alphabet, Yud. Yud is considered a holy letter because it comprises part of the name of God. The “Tenth Part” is the command to give a tenth part of everything for God’s use and forms the basis of tithing, a practice that is held in common across several religions. (Tzedakkah in Judaism; charity in Christianity; zakat in Islam.)
Through their support of communal organizations and promotion of interreligious reconciliation, the Milsteins follow the spirit of the “Tenth Part” in all their philanthropy.