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Hebrew Servant, Law of

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Hebrew Servant, Law of: If a Jew stole and could not afford to make restitution, the courts would sell him into servitude for a six year term and payment from his "sale" would go towards paying his debt. A poor person could also choose to sell himself into servitude.
On the mystical significance of the "Hebrew Slave"
Used to describe a person or an attitude, NIMBY is an abbreviation for Not In My Back Yard.
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