A previously asked question on this site was whether a Cohen who had undergone a vasectomy may get married. Assuming that he is permitted to marry in such a case - if he has a child (through invitro etc.), what would the status of such a child be?

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    Could you try to make the question a little clearer? I barely understand it.
    – Dave
    Jan 16, 2013 at 23:49
  • Let me get this straight: you want to know what the status of a child whose mother is permitted to marry a Kohein and whose father is a Kohein who had a vasectomy and who was conceived through IVF is?
    – Double AA
    Jan 17, 2013 at 0:55
  • Penina, I have edited your question to try and make it clearer. I hope I have kept your original question - please edit it if that is not the case.
    – Michoel
    Jan 17, 2013 at 1:00
  • it was a continuation of another question so that is why I was brief because I didn't realize I have to separate them.
    – Penina
    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:00

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This is what the Rabbi Answered about The Status of a Cohen Son thru invitro The child would not be a Kohen for the priviliges or blessings, but would still have the Kohen obligations – (Source: “Tzitz Eliezer” by R’ E. Waldenberg, XV 45).

  • Which Rabbis answered?
    – Double AA
    Jan 20, 2013 at 18:45
  • I don't see such a ruling in R Waldenburg's teshuva that you cite, but it sounds from what you write more like he's leaving it in doubt more than anything.
    – Double AA
    Jan 20, 2013 at 18:48
  • I asked the Rabbi at Aish
    – Penina
    Jan 21, 2013 at 19:28

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