Posted by Patrick Henry on March 07, 1998 at 07:29:28:
In Reply to: Re: bankruptcy posted by Common Right Group on October 27, 1997 at 16:14:34:
My understanding of the Torah appears to be different
from yours. However, I am always open to enlightenment.
My understanding is that the Sabbatical, occuring
every 7 years, accomplished a number of things, from
the resting of the land to the forgiveness of debt.
The year after the seventh Sabbatical--Jubilee, the 50th
year--was the time for the restoration of property and the
freeing of slaves of Hebrew blood.
Perhaps the reason we've never freed any slaves in
America during Jubilee is because we've never had
any slaves of Hebrew extraction??????????????????
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