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I feel like I should have seen this discussed somewhere, but I have no memory of it.

If someone dies with no sons and his daughters inherit his fields, one of the daughters marries a convert, and then she dies and he dies with no children, what happens to the fields at Yovel?

Does it go back to the original owner's family? Does it become hefker every time? Does it permanently belong to the family of the first person who acquires it? Does it go to the kohanim like a hekdesh field that was redeemed by someone else or never redeemed?

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    Sounds like the classic case of a Ger passing away w/o heirs - his property is hefker and "first come first serve". Your scenario explains nicely how come he owns property. (Though there is a machlokes in a Mishna if inherited property reverts to the family in Yovel, but I think we pasken that it doesn't.) No time for sourcing it now. – Danny Schoemann Oct 26 '17 at 13:05
  • @DannySchoemann The classic case is usually discussed with metaltelin (or the slaves discussion in kiddushin with Rav Mari). That's an easier case to contract because the ger can just buy them and they belong to him forever, you don't need him to inherit from his wife. I don't remember seeing it with land that belongs to him as a sdei achuza. I'm sure it becomes hefker initially, but my question is at yovel. – Heshy Oct 26 '17 at 13:10
  • Nope. See סימן ערה - דין הזוכה בנכסי גר שנתגיר ומת בלא יורשין - toratemetfreeware.com/online/… - that it's mainly (or also?) about property. – Danny Schoemann Oct 26 '17 at 13:24
  • @DannySchoemann I guess your "Nope" refers to the discussion of land there? But it still doesn't mention Yovel, he's talking בזמן הזה. – Heshy Oct 26 '17 at 14:09
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    @DannySchoemann plus even when Yovel is operational, most of the time a ger will only own sdei mikneh, the case I'm interested in is when he inherited sdei achuza. – Heshy Oct 26 '17 at 14:35

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