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Can One Ever Back Out of a Deal?

Rabbi Yehoshua Wolfe Question: We know that a kinyan is required to effectuate a halachic transaction. If so, is one allowed to back out of an agreement before a kinyan is performed? Answer: Normally, a claim that one party retracted…

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Ironing Out Tentative Agreements 

Rabbi Yehoshua Wolfe Case: Two parties arrive at some form of an ambiguous oral agreement. One party later sends a note to the other by text, email, or Whatsapp to confirm the agreement and the second party does not respond. …

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