BAVA BASRA 127 (4 Sivan) - Dedicated by Mr. David Kornfeld in memory of the members of his family, Hashem Yikom Damam, who perished at the hands of the Nazi murderers in the Holocaust. (The exact date of their passing is not known; their Yahrzeit is observed on 4 Sivan.) May our Torah learning and teaching be l'Iluy Nishmas Mr. Kornfeld's mother (Mirel bas Yakov Mordechai), brothers (Shraga Feivel, Aryeh Leib and Yisachar Dov, sons of Mordechai), grandfather (Reb Yakov Mordechai ben David - Shpira) and aunt (Charne bas Yakov Mordechai - wife of Reb Moshe Aryeh Cohen z'l).

1) USING WORDS OF BOTH A GIFT AND AN INHERITANCE (Yerushalmi Halachah 4 Daf 23b)

כתב בין בתחילה בין באמצע בין בסוף משם מתנה דבריו קיימין.

(a) The Mishnah taught: If (the deathly ill person) wrote at the beginning, the middle or the end that it is a gift, it takes effect.

אמר רבי הושעיה יינתן לאיש פלוני ירושה שהורשתיו יירש איש פלוני מתנה שהורשתיו יירש פלוני ירושה שנתתי לו.

(b) R. Hoshiya: The Mishnah means that it takes effect with any of the following wordings (with the word 'give' always implying a gift)- "Give to Ploni an inheritance that I have bequeathed"; "Ploni should inherit a gift that I have bequeathed"' or "Ploni should inherit the inheritance that I have given him".