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Shach (Yoreh De'ah 305:12) discusses such a case, and writes that the circumcision should be done first, for the reason you mentioned: the mitzvah of pidyon haben exists only because there's an existing covenant between Hashem and us. However, R' Dov Aharon Brisman (what an appropriate name for this discussion!), the rav of Young Israel of Elkins Park, ...


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The Talmud (Kiddushin 29a) derives that the obligation to redeem lies solely on the father, and then the son himself if the father did not redeem him. The Shulchan Aruch rules this way in YD 305:1 and 305:15 and explicitly excludes the mother in 305:2. I don't know of anyone who debates these rulings. In terms of your story, I have heard a similar story ...


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The earliest source I can find is Rosh who quotes an enactment of the Geonim to have a ceremony surrounding the redemption with its blessings (which are outlined on Pesachim 121b). He writes: ומצאתי תיקון הגאונים וז"ל: ותיקון גאונים לסדורי מנהגא דפדיונא וברכתא דיליה הכי: מייתי ליה אבוה קמיה כהנא ומידע ליה לכהנא דבכור פטר רחם הוא. ולשייליה כהנא: מאי בעית ...


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Someone asked this question online to Rabbi Yitzhak ben Yosef (posek and rabbi of Ramat Gan) here, and he responded as follows: בהחלט שאלה נדירה ביותר. לכאורה כל תינוק הוא פטר רחם וצריכים שני הילדים פדיון צריך לבדוק האם הם פטר רחם דהיינו שלכול רחם יש פתח נפרד. This is an extremely rare case. Seemingly, each infant is the"opener of the womb" and ...


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Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 134:9 clearly indicates that a Bas Kohain who has had relations with a non Jew prior to having a child with a Jew would do a Pidyon HaBen as the relationship is what makes her a Chalal. Shach Yoreh Deah 305:22 also says that a Bas Kohain who has had relations with a non Jew prior to having a child with a Jew would do a Pidyon HaBen.


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It could be that such a custom exists because the baby needs to be 29.5611 days old and if he was born close to the end of one day, then in the summer when the nights are under 12 hours long, he would not be old enough first thing in the morning. (See R Akiva Eiger to Shach 305:12 and Pitchei Teshuva 305:17 who discuss similar concerns.)


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There is an opinion that a full lunar cycle must elapse before doing pidyon. One complete cycle takes about 29.5 days. If the baby was born late in the afternoon, and the pidyon haben ceremony is celebrated early in the 31st day, perhaps a complete lunar cycle has not yet elapsed. However, sefaradim hold that one should do pidyon as soon as possible, on the ...


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As I'd answered the other question, Rabbi Aaron Soloveichik and other American poskim of the late twentieth century would say that it is needed. "The egg is considered nothing more than a synthetic product made in Japan", writes Soloveichik! The halachic mother here is the Israelite birth mother. Many rabbis in Israel, plus Rabbis Heinemann and Hopfer of ...


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the Chasam Sofer says if there is no כהן available and a person, who has never had a Pidyon Haben, has reached old age or if a person just doesn’t want to wait because who knows he will die shortly,then he should give the פדיון to a כהנת who Married a Yisroel without a ברכה and have in mind a תנאי that he really doesn’t want to be יוצא the מצוה with this, ...


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According to this it's because garlic and sugar are spices which last along time and get put in multiple dishes. This way, people can take some of the garlic and sugar home and thereby be able to partake in the mitzvah-food for a long time to come. A similar idea can be found here. According to this it's because sugar shows that mitzvot are sweet and garlic ...


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http://www.mevaseret.org/mmy/searchshiurim.php?shiur=391 If the Pidyon Haben and its festive meal will take place immediately after davening, Tachanun is not recited (Ishai Yisrael 25:26 quoting Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach). However the Mishnas Yehoshua brings in the name of the Sova Semochos that you do say Tachanun at a Pidyon HaBen


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The Noda bihuda discusses some whose practice was well, once the bris is postponed, we might as well postpone it a few more days; he strongly rejected this. Taking it further, the Dvar Avraham (1st chelek) rules that if, for whatever reason, circumcision can't be done on the eighth day, then the clock is ticking and it should be done at the soonest time ...


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Excellent treatment of the clal 'ain maavirin al hamitzvot' http://www.dailyhalacha.com/Display.asp?ClipDate=7/16/2006 You perform the Pidyon at its proper time. A delayed Brit may follow. Citing The Chida (Rabbi Chayim Yosef David Azulai, Israel, 1724-1806), in his work of responsa Chayim Sha'al (1:31), writes that even if an infant is sick and unable to ...


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What do you mean by "Cohen couple"? If dad is a Cohen but mom is not, then we'd have to argue that this child's halachic father is "dad." As "dad" is not the biological father, I don't see how that argument could hold. (As I understand it, biological fatherhood is a necessary but not sufficient condition for halachic fatherhood.) If mom is a Cohen, we get ...


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When we have a doubt regarding a biblical command, we take a stringent approach. This is known as ספק דאורייתא לחומרה. When we are obligated to do something at a set time, and especially when that time is dependent on another phenomenon or event, it is imperative that we know when the appropriate time is. This is why two days of Yom Tov were established ...



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