The lesson of temporary residence - Torah Study

The lesson of temporary residence

Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 7:55 am

Financial life should be very simple, according to the Torah. That’s because people who don’t own anything have simple financial lives. And according to the Torah, no one actually owns anything! This is not a communist approach, but rather a biblical approach.

The Torah says, “The land should not be sold in perpetuity, for the land is Mine; for you are sojourners and residents with Me” (Leviticus 25:23). This refers to the fact that under normal circumstances, hereditary real estate in the Land of Israel can not be permanently sold. It reverts to its original owner in the Jubilee year.

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