Monday, September 22, 2014

Parshat Behar, 1st Portion (Leviticus 25:1-25:13), May 4, 2014

“And you shall sanctify the fiftieth year, and proclaim freedom [for slaves] throughout the land for all who live on it. It shall be a Jubilee for you, and you shall return, each man to his property,_ and you shall return, each man to his family.” —Leviticus 25:10

This is about being grateful. Every seventh year you do not own the fruits of your labor, but you must share them. And every 50th year you should return to people their property. And you shall proclaim freedom for your slaves. Again, you have benefitted. Now it is time to share.

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