Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Jubilee (Biblical)Jubilee (Biblical)
For other uses, see Jubilee (disambiguation) The Jubilee (Hebrew Yovel יובל) year, is the year at the end of a seven cycles of Sabbatical years, and according to Biblical regulations had a special impact on the ownership and management of land, in the territory of the kingdoms of Israel and of Judah; there is some debate whether it was the 49th year (the last year of seven sabbatical cycles), or whether it was the following 50th year. The English term Jubilee derives from the Hebrew term yobel (via Latin:Jubilaeus), which in turn derives from yobhel, meaning ram. The biblical rules concerning Sabbatical years are still observed by many religious Jews in the State of Israel, but the regulations for the Jubilee year have not been observed for many centuries.

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Jewish holidays
Jubilee (Christian)
Bank holiday
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