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Jews and Slavery

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Submitted by Alan Segal (United States), Jul 30, 2002 at 09:18

Where is your source for the contention that 500 years ago Jews approved of owning slaves? In biblical times that may have been true, but the whole concept of slavery practiced by Jews of that time was more of a contract worker, with guaranteed freedom after 7 years and time off each Sabbath.
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