Wills which alter the Torah's path of Inheritance
Please note that this issue involves many other issues, such as the validity of various methods of transaction. This file is concerned specifically with the alteration of the proper path of inheritance.
Verses in Tanach
Talmud / Midrash and commentaries
Bava Batra 126b-134a, 136a-138b
Mordechai Bava Batra 591
Post Talmud / Midrash, Pre-Rishonim
Mishneh Torah and commentaries
Hilchot Nachalot 6:1-7
Hilchot Zechiyah UMatanah 12:1-5
Rishonim [Pre-"Code of Jewish Law"]
Tur, Shulchan Aruch ["Code of Jewish Law"] and Commentaries
Tur, Beit Yosef, Shulchan Aruch Choshen Mishpat 246, 281
Acharonim [Post-"Code of Jewish Law"]
R' Judah Dick, Journal of Halachah and Contemporary Society, Vol. II (Spring '82), "Halachah and the Conventional Last Will and Testament"
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