Why is the ger toshav only accepted during the times of the Jubilee?

"A person who accepts these seven mitzvot is a ger toshav. A ger toshav may be accepted only in the era when the [laws of the] Jubilee Year are observed. In an era when the [laws of the] Jubilee Year are not observed, however, we may accept only full converts [to Judaism" - Mishneh Torah, Avodah Kochavim 10:6

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    Interesting. Perhaps it has something to do with judaism.stackexchange.com/a/51393/5323? – MTL Mar 5 '15 at 22:48
  • @Shokhet, I think so. It seems to prevent gerim gerurim, so instead to make gerim tzedekim, but I'm not sure how. It seems to help the non-Jew create the proper fear and love for haShem(Fear is the beginning of wisdom, etc.) I have personal chassidic approaches and explanations to this, but I'm not sure about halachah references as to why. – EhevuTov Mar 6 '15 at 3:08

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