בהר

While this week’s parsha is very short, it highlights an extremely important – and forward-thinking – aspect of the society that the Bible envisioned.  This society was inherently socialist, in that every fifty years all property – including people who had been forced to sell themselves into slavery – was to be returned to its original owners.  So no matter how wealthy one generation became between yovel years, everyone started with a clean slate every five decades.

For fifty years
Capitalism reigns,
‎יובל makes all fair

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