In this article - שישה כוהנים פדו את הבנש"ק מבעלזא it describes (and has pictures) of the Pidyon Haben of the Belzer Rebbe's greatgrandchild being redeemed by 6 Cohanim. They are even mentioned by name.

It seems from the pictures that all the Cohanim are doing the Pidyon simultaneously.

5 Cohanim drinking wine simultaneously Here they seem to be making the pre-ceremony הגפן simultaneously

5 Cohanim waving the coins simultaneously Here they seem to be waving the coins simultaneously

Does anybody have details about how this is done?

E.g.: Is each Cohen given 5 coins?
Or are the 5 coins divided between the Cohanim? (Is this even valid?)

  • It could be in case any one of them isn't actually a Kohen – Double AA Mar 18 at 12:29
  • Does it have any relevance that they are in six? – Kazi bácsi Mar 18 at 12:47
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    They all look the same :-> – mbloch Mar 18 at 13:10
  • @DoubleAA Your suspicion is discussed at length in the responsa of Machneh Ephraim. – Yaacov Deane Mar 18 at 14:12

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