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If I know I will be unable to do a positive time-bound commandment, may I sell myself to another Jew until the obligation passes?

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    You could also become a chassan ;-) – MTL Dec 18 '14 at 18:10
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You could not circumvent the obligation, as an Eved Ivri remains obligated in positive time-bound commandments. (An Eved Kena'ani is not, but to make your plan work you'd have to first become a Kena'ani.)

  • So why do we say shelo asani eved if they still have all the mitzvot? – Clint Eastwood Dec 18 '14 at 18:43
  • @ClintEastwood Reread my parenthetical... – Double AA Dec 18 '14 at 19:03
  • But we already say shelo asani goy. isn't eved kenani a sub category of goy? – Clint Eastwood Dec 18 '14 at 19:30
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    @ClintEastwood No. An Eved Kena'ani is obligated in most Mitzvot (but not some) as you noted. They are "half-Jewish" in a sense. – Double AA Dec 18 '14 at 19:32
  • @unforgettableid An Eved Kena'ani is not a non-Jewish slave. – Double AA Dec 19 '14 at 2:52

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