This is a good question. In this week's study, we are going to look into this question and see exactly what we can learn or "unlearn" of what we have been taught about this topic. Some have suggested that the idea of slavery came from the Bible and that the Bible actually supports this. So let's put this question to the litmus test of Scripture and discover exactly what the truth is on this controversial topic.
THE LAW OF SERVANTS
In this week's Torah portion, the Creator starts to zoom in a bit and provide more detailed laws that deal with several civil issues. We're going to go through several and not only dispel the myths about Yahweh endorsing slavery, but also pull out the spiritual principle behind those laws, a principle relevant for us today. As a matter of fact, this portion is so packed with amazing instructions that if we all knew just these, we would get along far better on this blue planet than we do now. Let's get started.