In. birkas hashachar, men say שלא עשני עבד and שלא עשני אשה. Which halachos are different for an עבד and an אשה. I was thinking laws of taharas hamishpacha and candlelighting. Are there others?

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    Candle lighting is the same for everyone
    – Heshy
    Oct 25, 2017 at 12:26
  • Laws of marriage for one area that comes to mind. Oct 25, 2017 at 12:31
  • @sabbahillel Which laws? Slaves can get married.
    – Double AA
    Oct 25, 2017 at 13:10
  • @DoubleAA I was thinking of the difference with eved cnaani and who they are allowed to marry. Also who an eved ivri can be partnered with while an eved. Oct 25, 2017 at 13:14
  • @DoubleAA Slaves can get married, but they don’t have Kiddushin (Kiddushin 42b et. al.)
    – DonielF
    Oct 25, 2017 at 13:31

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Megillah reading: they too were included in the miracle applies to women, not to servants.


a wife you need to feed (ishut 1)

When a man marries a woman, whether she is a virgin or a non-virgin, whether she is above the age of majority or a minor, and whether she was born Jewish, is a convert or a freed slave, he incurs ten responsibilities toward her ... providing her with subsistence...

a slave you do not (avadim 9-7)

A master may tell his Canaanite slave: "Work for me, but I will not provide you with sustenance," and the slave must instead, go and beg from door to door and derive his sustenance from charity. For the Jews are obligated to support the slaves that live among them.

by the way, the brochos are different not because of different halochos

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    I don't think think the OP meant halachos between a man and a woman vs a man and a slave. You can see that from the examples they gave; they meant a woman vs a slave
    – robev
    Dec 24, 2017 at 19:24

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