Freeing a “Pierced” Slave


in halacha, if a slave has allowed his ear to be pierced as a sign that he wish to be made a permanent slave can his master a some point in the future free him?

16 years


  1. Yes the master may free him, but he must write a document of manumission (shtar shichrur), a document that declares him to be free. (Maimonides, Mishneh Torah, Laws of Servants, Chs. 2-3)

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