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

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] ...
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tevilat keilim - ger toshav and meshumad

Do keilim (eating utensils) bought from an artisan who is a ger toshav (observant non-Jew) require tevilah (ritual immersion)? Conversely, what if the artisan is a meshumad (Jewish idolator/heretic)?
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Respect the stranger?

The word גר is commonly translated convert. However, we are commanded to love the גר as we were גרים in Egypt. Exodus 22:21, ibid 23:9, Deuteronomy 10:18-19. How can the Jewish people be said to have ...
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Is a Vegetarian Disqualified for being a Ger Toshav

Regarding a Ger Toshav the Gemara in Avoda Zarah (64b) says: איזהו גר תושב זה גר אוכל נבילות שקבל עליו לקיים כל מצות האמורות בתורה חוץ מאיסור נבילות Who is a Ger Toshav? He who takes ...
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How do you treat the stranger?

The Torah tells us: The stranger among you shall be subject to the same laws as you are; he has your same rights; don’t abuse him or wrong him or oppress him; love him or you will be cursed; you know ...