“What about a child who’s bar mitzvah?” asked Yosef.
“Once the child is bar mitzvah, he acquires da’as and his transactions are binding by the Torah,” replied Rabbi Dayan. “He is no longer subject to his father’s approval. For real estate that he inherited, though, our Sages restricted a person’s ability to sell until twenty.” (C.M. 235:8-9)
About the Author: Rabbi Meir Orlian is a faculty member of the Business Halacha Institute, headed by HaRav Chaim Kohn, a noted dayan. To receive BHI’s free newsletter, Business Weekly, send an e-mail to email@example.com. For questions regarding business halacha issues, or to bring a BHI lecturer to your business or shul, call the confidential hotline at 877-845-8455 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.
Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.
If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.