Historic Examples of Ethical Wills

My son!  If thou writest aught, read it through a second time, for no man can avoid slips.  Let not any consideration of hurry prevent thee from revising a short epistle.  Be punctilious as….

Read excerpts from an ethical will written by physician Judah Ibn Tibbon to his son around 1190

These are the things to which thou must give heed, if thou wouldst depart from the snares of death, and bask in the light of life!  Be not prone to enter quarrels, beware of oppressing fellow men whether in money or word. Never feel envy or hate. Keep far from….

Read excerpts from what became known as “The Rules”  by R. Asher, born in 1250