Yoreh Deah Siman 267 Seif 26


כו הָעֶבֶד קוֹנֶה אֶת עַצְמוֹ בְּכֶסֶף אוֹ בְּרָאשֵׁי אֵיבָרִים אוֹ בִּשְׁטָר. כֵּיצַד קוֹנֶה אֶת עַצְמוֹ בְּכֶסֶף, כְּגוֹן שֶׁנָּתַן אֶחָד לְרַבּוֹ מָעוֹת וְאָמַר לֵיהּ: עַל מְנַת שֶׁיֵּצֵא עַבְדְּךָ בָּהֶם לְחֵרוּת, כֵּיוָן שֶׁקִּבֵּל הָרַב הַכֶּסֶף אוֹ שְׁוֵה כֶּסֶף יָצָא הָעֶבֶד לְחֵרוּת וְאֵין צָרִיךְ דַּעַת הָעֶבֶד. וְכֵן אִם נָתַן אֶחָד לָעֶבֶד מָעוֹת וְאָמַר: עַל מְנַת שֶׁתֵּצֵא בָּהֶם לְחֵרוּת, אִם רָצָה הָאָדוֹן לְקַבֵּל הַמָּעוֹת יָצָא הָעֶבֶד לַחֵרוּת, וְאִם לֹא רָצָה, לֹא קָנָה הָעֶבֶד הַמָּעוֹת

Seif 26

A slave acquires his freedom with either money, or from losing the tips of his limbs or with by securing a bill of ownership.

How is it done by money?


For example when someone else gave the slave’s master money and tell him: This amount is yours for the sake of giving your slave his freedom, Once his master receives the money or merchandise worth money, the slave is granted his freedom, this all could be done without the knowledge of the slave. Similarly, the slave can be freed if a person gives the slave money, specifying that it is given to him “with the intent that he use it to obtain his freedom.” If the Master wishes to accept the money the slave acquires his freedom if not the slave does not (even) keep the money.


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