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Kiddushin 23: The Slave’s Simultaneous Freedom and Ownership

More on slaves’ emancipation – and how that works as a matter of transaction. Even if he’s not cognizant of it, it’s to his benefit – and actions in his own interest can be done without his knowledge. Also, the sages allow the slave to free himself with the money of others. Because otherwise, the funds are immediately acquired by the master when they arrive in the slave’s possession. But can you give a gift to a slave with a condition removing the master’s possibility of ownership? Of course, it’s a machloket.

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Anne and Yardaena

Anne Gordon is the deputy editor of Ops & Blogs at The Times of Israel. She is a veteran educator, having taught in high school and post-high school institutions in Israel and America for several decades. Yardaena Osband is a pediatrician and teaches in her community and online. They both hail from Boston, proud alumna of Maimonides School, where they first learned Gemara. Talking Talmud is their conversation (via podcast) on the daf yomi. They say: "Learning the daf? We have something for you to think about. Not learning the daf? We have something for you to think about! (Along with a taste of the daf...) Join the conversation with us!"
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