Friday, 26 October 2012
Of their Slaves.
There were many Particular Circumstances to be observed, concerning the Slaves, which a Jew should chance to have, whether it were an Hebrew Slave, or a Canaanitish: but now if any among the Eastern, or Barbary Jewes chance to buy any Slaves, they keep them such, and either make use of them Themselves, or else sell them away to others, according as the Custome of that Particular place is, where they inhabite. And, in case a Slave should desire to be made a Jew, they circumcise him, and wash him all over in water, and so make him Free.
Leone (da Modena). History of the Rites, Customes and Manner of Life of the Present Jews. Page 225