A Jewish boy who is the firstborn of his mother and who is born of a natural birth (no Caesarean section) needs to be redeemed. Since the redemption is to exempt him from the priestly duties, does the son of a convert (male or female) need to go through the process of pidyon haben?

  • Neither the firstborn son of a convert nor of any other non-priest (Yisrael/Levi) may perform the priestly duties, whether redeemed or not.
    – Loewian
    Jan 22, 2018 at 14:18

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Your question could use some clarification, but, if you're asking whether the firstborn son of a Giyoret requires Pidyon, the answer is yes, even if she conceived before converting. Shulchan Aruch, Yoreh Deah 305:20 הַשִּׁפְחָה שֶׁנִּשְׁתַּחְרְרָה וְכוּתִית שֶׁנִּתְגַיְּרָה כְּשֶׁהֵן מְעֻבָּרוֹת, וְיָלְדוּ, אַף עַל פִּי שֶׁהוֹרָתוֹ שֶׁלֹּא בִּקְדֻשָּׁה, הוֹאִיל וְנוֹלַד בִּקְדֻשָּׁה חַיָּב, שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר: פֶּטֶר רֶחֶם בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל (בַּמִּדְבָּר ג, יב) וַהֲרֵי פָּטְרוּ רֶחֶם בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל. אֵין יָדוּעַ אִם קֹדֶם שֶׁנִּתְגַיְּרָה אוֹ אַחַר שֶׁנִּתְגַיְּרָה, הַמּוֹצִיא מֵחֲבֵרוֹ עָלָיו הָרְאָיָה.

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