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I think I'm already getting into the spirit of Purim Torah, but this question is completely serious: i

If the father of a bechor [firstborn son] wishes to keep his five sela'im of silver, rather than his child, what would happen ?

I'm not wondering about what would happen in the Temple Period, but after, both historically and in the current day.

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  • Why do we need a new tag for priestly gifts? Is Pidyon Haben not sufficient? – Double AA Feb 20 at 18:21
  • @DoubleAA, the question revolves around the bechor being the gift, rather than being redeemed w/ kessef – Noach MiFrankfurt Feb 20 at 18:22
  • So why does that mean we need another tag? – Double AA Feb 20 at 18:22
  • It's a more general tag, which also works with the choice bits of beheimot, bechorot, terumot, ma'aserot, et c, considering that this is one of only 24 of them. I actually looked for a tag before creating it, since I think it's a useful one to have – Noach MiFrankfurt Feb 20 at 18:24
  • Why do we need a tag that works for all 24? Is the tag for each not sufficient? You're just describing it, not explaining why it is useful. We could lots of generalized categories as tags but we don't because it's not helpful – Double AA Feb 20 at 18:25