As a person who abhors slavery in all it’s forms and yet one who actively practices the faith of Judaism (in his individual way) why does the holiest book write about slaves and slavery? For just a few pages before G-D was freeing us from slavery shouldn’t this practice be abhorrent for everyone. My wise Talmudic brothers give an explanation that defies slavery in the indentured servant way for those who have committed a crime. Well if we take that analysis then an individual who commits a crime doesn’t have a prison door slammed in their face for years but must instead work to pay off their debt to their victim. If that is the case then would it be better then the one we are currently living instead where victims receive some compensation and not just retribution. Sometimes the words we think we are hearing have a whole different sound when heard from a wise person many, many years ago.