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The Judaic Tradition of Ethical Wills

Ethical wills have been part of Jewish heritage for generations

An ethical will — also known as a “legacy letter” — is a document that bequeaths not material goods, but ideas and values. For Jewish people, ethical wills are a recognized part of how their faith is passed on from … Continue reading

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Our Weekly Tip: Writing an Ethical Will or Heart Will

Leaving a written record of your values and beliefs

Our Tip of the Week:  A testamentary will — the type of will with which most people are familiar — is a legal document clarifying your intentions regarding the distribution of your property and the care of any minor children … Continue reading

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Choosing to Leave a Deeply Meaningful Gift of the Heart – an Ethical Will

Today, it’s more commonly called a heart will

An ethical will, or what I prefer to call a heart will, is perhaps the most extraordinary gift someone who is terminally ill can leave to a family member. In its simplest form, a heart will is the act of … Continue reading

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