Someone told me that giving money towards a shul in order to enhance and beautify the physical structure of the building is a mitzvah.

Is there source for this?

  • This question would be more compelling if you would edit in indications of why you think it might or might not be. Also, do you mean "mitzvah" as in "one of the 613 mitzvot," as in "fulfilling a Halachic requirement," or as in "a good deed, according to Judaism"? – Isaac Moses Jun 25 '15 at 13:06
  • It seems that it is at least performing the mitzvah of tzedaka. There are separate requirements mentioned in O.C. about a town building a bet k'nesset. That might include a requirement of maintenance as well. – DanF Jun 25 '15 at 14:32

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