Thursday, August 28, 2008

Gittin Daf 44

The Gemara discusses the penalty for selling a slave to a non jew and says that he must be redeemed even at 100 times his value. The question was raised whether this is an actual amount or an exaggeration. The Gemara concludes that perhaps it is actually even to one hundred times his value, because every day he is by the non jew he is withheld from performing Mitzvos. This should be a lesson to us to recognize the importance of each day and the opportunity it provides to do Mitzvos.

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