Student Teaching in the New Millenium

5771 B’har VI

In Leviticus on May 12, 2011 at 11:30 pm

Why distinguish between kinsman and alien slaves? Why allow slavery at all? Does this mean something different in the context of the time? How do you love your neighbor if “such you may treat as slaves”?

What does it mean to “treat as a slave?”

Does slaves’ status as property imply the owner’s responsibility for the well being of the slave? If we are to enjoy houses, fields, and vineyards again, shouldn’t we keep them in good condition?


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