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Congregation Kadimah Toras-Moshe v. DeLeo
Citation:405 Mass. 365, 540 N.E.2d 691 (1989)
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Saul Schwam, the decedent was sick. During his sickness, he was visited by Rabbi Halbfinger, the Congregation’s spiritual leader. Schwam made an oral promise during these visits, multiple times and in front of witnesses, to give the Congregation $25,000, which the Congregation planned to use to create a library in Schwam’s name. Schwam then died intestate. Schwam’s estate would not give the Congregation the money.
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