Mishpatim 5779

Rabbeinu Bachya on Eved Ivri:

There are two ways one becomes an Eved Ivri - if someone steals and can't repay or if someone is destitute.

Why is he called an Eved Ivri and not an Eved Yisraeli?

Why do we pierce the ear of an Eved Ivri who wants to stay past six years? (The Korban Pesach connection)

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Delivered at the OU Israel Center, January 31st, 2019 (25 Shevat 5779)