Translation:Shulchan Aruch/Choshen Mishpat/252

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Paragraph 1- A dying-gift only transfers after death, and a third party can only acquire something that was given to him after death, whether it is real property or movable items. Therefore, we would remove the gift from the person who was instructed to receive the property in order to pay for the “male-children clause” of the kesubah and for what is needed to support the wife and daughters, because his properties were required to pay for kesubah and support at the time of the death, and he only gave these properties away after death. This is only where the inheritors received no properties. If one gave a dying-gift, and his wife heard but did not object, and he subsequently gave again and then she objected, she would not be able to collect her kesubah from this gift because she upheld the first gift. We do not say that the second gift voided the first because he did not retract the first and was just trying to strengthen it. There are those who say that even if she was silent at the time of the gift, she can still collect her kesubah from his gift. See Even Haezer Siman 100.

Paragraph 2- It is a mitzvah to fulfill the words of the deceased, even a healthy person who instructed and died, so long as he gave the property now to a third party for this reason. If the third party had the property in his possession before and not for this reason or he received it after the will, however, the principle of it is a mitzvah to fulfill the words of the deceased would not apply. If inheritors went ahead and sold any item that was acquired via dying-gift, the recipient may remove the property from the buyer. With respect to an item that was not given via gift but fell under the principle of it is a mitzvah to fulfill the words of the deceased, however, if the inheritors went ahead and sold, what’s done is done. If one swore or vowed to give so and so such and such amount and the donor died without giving, his inheritors are exempt and the principle of it is a mitzvah to fulfill the deceased’s words would not apply. See above at the end of 212:7 and 209:4. If one deposited money with another and says that if he dies the guardian should do what is best, he should give it to his inheritors.