Refresh my memory rgarding jubilee

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    Was it every seven years on the calendar (if I were smart I could sell my labour or take out a loan a month before Jubilee) or was it a rule that took effect seven years after a particular debt was taken on (no matter when you take your debt, after seven years you're absolved).

    I don't recall.
     
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    I think thats fairly accurate, though I think people are probably going to be less likely to lend money just prior to jubilee.
     
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    Neither. Jubilee is the year after the seventh year of the seventh cycle of years, e.g. the 50th year.
    Shmittah is the seventh year.
     
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    Rabbi is correct.

    Go to the source and read it for yourselves. Most of the information on the Jubilee can be found in Leviticus chap. 25. Message boards are are a poor souce for getting accurate info.
     
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