And you shall hallow the fiftieth year and call a release in the land to all its inhabitants. In the Jubilee year, it is only the slaves who are released, why then does the verse mention release in the land to all its inhabitants? Rashi cites the rabbinic explanation that derives from here that only when the majority of the Jewish people live in the land does the Jubilee apply. In her Epistle to the Hebrews, Emma Lazarus wrote that until we are all free, we are none of us free. This echoes a rabbinic statement that one who acquires a slave acquires a master for himself. And perhaps this too is why the Jubilee is a release in the land to all its inhabitants, for as long as some are not free, none of us are free.