Yoreh Deah Siman 267 Seif 17


יז הַקּוֹנֶה עֶבֶד עוֹבֵד כּוֹכָבִים מִיִּשְׂרָאֵל, אוֹ מֵעוֹבֵד כּוֹכָבִים, וְכֵן עוֹבֵד כּוֹכָבִים שֶׁמָּכַר עַצְמוֹ לְיִשְׂרָאֵל אוֹ שֶׁמָּכַר בָּנָיו וּבְנוֹתָיו, הֲרֵי הוּא כְּעֶבֶד כְּנַעֲנִי,

Seif 17

If one buys an Idolatrous slave from a Jew or from another Idolater, and as well as an idolater who sold himself to a Jew or sold himself his sons and daughters, they are as cannanite slaves.


However if he is acquired by an Idolater we don’t purchase his body however we could purchase him for his talent/work, unless he was bought according to local law or similiar, anytime that we do not immerse him for slavery, they have the status idolaters in all respects.


וּלְאַחַר שֶׁיַּטְבִּילֶנּוּ לְשֵׁם עַבְדוּת, הוּא עֶבֶד וְחַיָּב בְּמִצְוֹת שֶׁהָאִשָּׁה חַיֶּבֶת בָּהֶן, וּבְעֶבֶד זֶה מֻתָּר לַעֲבֹד בְּפָרֶךְ. וְאַף עַל פִּי שֶׁהַדִּין כָּךְ, מִמִּדַּת חֲסִידוּת וְדַרְכֵי הַחָכְמָה שֶׁיְּהֵא אָדָם רַחֲמָן וְלֹא יַכְבִּיד עֻלּוֹ עַל עַבְדּוֹ וְלֹא יָצֵר לוֹ, וְיַאֲכִילֵהוּ וְיַשְׁקֵהוּ מִכָּל מַאֲכָל וּמַשְׁקֶה, וְלֹא יְבַזֶּהוּ לֹא בַּיָּד וְלֹא בִּדְבָרִים וְלֹא יַרְבֶּה עָלָיו צְעָקוֹת וְכַעַס, אֶלָּא יְדַבֵּר עִמּוֹ בְּנַחַת וְיִשְׁמַע טַעֲנוֹתָיו.


And if we immerse one for slavery, hes a slave and obligated to the mitzvot that pertain to woman, and because its a slave it is permitted to give him oppressive labor. Although this is the law according to our standards of decency and the ways of our sages which expects a person to be merciful and not make his slave carry a heavy yoke nor cause him distress, He should also allow them to partake of all the food and drink he serves, Similarly, we should not embarrass a slave by our  words nor should one shout or vent anger upon them but rather speak with them pleasantly, and hear their complaints.

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