Sunday, July 19, 2009

A mistaken deathbed gift, Part II


If a person is on his deathbed and he distributes all of his estate, but saves some, we assume that he took into consideration the fact that he might miraculously survive.

Therefore, if he does survive then all of the gifts he gave are still valid, and are not disqualified by his survival (unless he specified during the giving that he is distributing these gifts with the expectation that he will not survive).

(Code of Jewish Law Choshen Mishpat 250:7)

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