Pregnant Egyptian mother who converts to Judaism, what status does the child have at birth?


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The son of an Egyptian woman who converts while pregnant with him counts as a second generation Egyptian-convert (Yevamot 78a, Rambam IB 12:20, EH 4:4). Only his children will be able to marry full status Jews (cf. Deuteronomy 23:9). It is disputed if this prohibition still applies to modern Egyptians.


Jewish. And all those laws about Egyptians,moabites, ammonites not entering the community or only after x generations only apply to men.

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    This is not correct. Only for Moabites and Ammonites does it apply only to men.
    – Double AA
    Commented Mar 14 at 12:39
  • @Clint remember to cite sources when you bring answers, otherwise no one knows how correct you are
    – mbloch
    Commented Mar 14 at 13:25
  • So how could shlomo marry pharoah's daughter Commented Mar 14 at 13:53
  • @ClintEastwood See Yevamot 76
    – Double AA
    Commented Mar 14 at 14:25
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    Ive read the gemara. I didn't realize that you are allowed to have sex with these women as long as you don't legally marry them. I'm going to log off and go do that now. Commented Mar 14 at 15:31

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