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 27:29
27:28 However, anything taboo, that a person declares to be taboo to God, cannot be sold or redeemed. [This is true] of anything he owns, whether it is a slave, an animal, or his hereditary field. Everything that is taboo is holy of holies to God.
Ach kol-cherem asher yacharim ish l'Adonay mikol-asher-lo me'adam uvehemah umisdeh achuzato lo yimacher velo yiga'el kol-cherem kodesh kodashim hu l'Adonay.
27:29 Seventh Reading
If a human being is declared taboo, he cannot be redeemed and must be put to death.
Kol-cherem asher yochoram min-ha'adam lo yipadeh mot yumat.



Commentary:

taboo
  Cherem in Hebrew.

taboo to God
  Either for the Temple or for the priests (Yad, Arakhin 6:1; see comment on Leviticus 27:21).

slave
  (Rashi). A gentile slave. Literally, 'a human being.'

declared taboo
  By a king or by the Sanhedrin (Ramban; Ralbag). Or, 'If a human being [is sentenced to death and] must be declared taboo' (Saadia; Chizzkuni). Or, 'If a human being is under the death penalty and is declared taboo, he need not be redeemed' (Rashi).





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