Buying Jewish and עבודה עברית

My weekly halachah column for this past parashas Behar: In parashas Behar (25:14), the Torah commands: “When you make a sale to your fellow or make a purchase from the hand of your fellow, do not aggrieve one another.” While this translation is the plain meaning of the verse, which constitutes a prohibition against certain […]

No Jew Can Serve Two Masters

Here’s an essay I recently published (as a contribution to a collection of commentary on the Haggadah by various contributors) on the halachic anti-slavery principle of עבדי הם, ולא עבדים לעבדים: [docxpresso file=”http://bdld.info/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/avadim-hayinu.odt” comments=true] [We have previously discussed the views of Rabbeinu Eliyahu and Rabbeinu Tam here, here, here and here.] And here’s a very […]