05 November 2011

Independent of location

In detailing the laws of yovel, Leviticus 25:9 says ta'aviru shofar bekhol artzechem – in all your lands. 
That seems to signify the laws of yovel apply not only to the inhabitants of Israel but also to residents of the diaspora. Clearly the issue of manumission seems to be understood as independent of location. 
It’s not an unreasonable conclusion. 

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