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Pidyon Haben with more than one Cohen

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 ...
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What happens if the father wants the money, rather than his son? [duplicate]

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 ...
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Pidyon Haben: Why bedek the child in Jewelry?

At every Pidyon Haben I've been to (all of them in Jerusalem) I have noticed that the baby is bedecked in Jewelry. Usually, it's the ladies present who remove their's and place it in the baby until ...
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Safek in Pidyon haBen [closed]

When a fatherless child with a living mother that knows he was a firstborn but does not know whether his father did the Pidyon on him. When an orphan whose both parents died when he was a toddler, ...
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Anyone not redeemed doesn't redeem: what about second-borns?

A father is required to redeem his firstborn son by paying some money to a kohen. A mother is not. The Bavli, Kidushin 29 amud 1, asks, "How do we know she's not commanded?" and answers: [In the ...
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Does a Ger who was a firstborn need to redeem himself?

Related: Does a child born to a mother that converted when she was pregnant need Pidyon HaBen? If a man who was a firstborn in his Gentile family converts to Judaism, must he redeem himself after ...
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When a seudat mitzvah and minor fast both fall on Shabbat

The 31st day of a bechor's life falls on 17 Tammuz, which this year falls on Shabbat. The ta'anit for 17 Tammuz is observed the following day, on 18 Tammuz. Should the Pidyon HaBen be postponed to ...
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Pidyon Haben and Convert Parents

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 ...
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When should a Pidyon Haben occur?

I had heard that many people perform a Pidyon Haben on the 31st day after the child's birth. In viewing the verse that refers to the timing of the Pidyon I see Bemidbar 18:16 which says that one ...
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If a father does not arrange pidyon haben for his firstborn son, what happens? [duplicate]

If a father does not arrange pidyon haben for his firstborn son, what happens? Is the son by default given to service of the Kohanim? Is it the duty of the son to become a rabbi?
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Is a father mevatel the Mitzva of Pidyon Haben by keeping the 5 silver coins? [duplicate]

During the Pidyon Haben ceremony the Kohen asks the father מה בעית טפי ליתן לי בנך בכורך... או לפדותו בעד חמש סלעים. A free translation of this is -what would you rather do, give me your first born ...
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Differences of Timing of Se'udah for Brit and Pidyon Haben

Last night, I attended a pidyon haben - a somewhat rare occasion to attend because of various "regulations" on who qualifies for a pidyon. I noticed during the approximately 10 times I have attended ...
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Use of phrase ברוך הבא

Based on what I have seen I Nusach Ashkenaz siddurim such as Art Scroll and Birnbaum, among some others, I noticed the phrase ברוך הבא is used at the beginning of a Brit (circumcision) when welcoming ...
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Do we assume a Bris or Pidyon has been done?

If I adopt a 3 year old whose paperwork indicates that both parents were Jewish (but I cannot contact them or get further information about their religiosity) and he was an only child, do I assume ...
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Were firstborn children born to a mother who miscarried killed during Makat Bechorot? [duplicate]

The last of the ten plagues was Makat Bechorot, where all firstborn Egyptians were killed overnight. We know from Pidyon Haben that a firstborn son, born after a mother had miscarried (after more ...
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Does a child born to a mother that converted when she was pregnant need Pidyon HaBen?

It was discussed in a previous question if when a woman who converts to Judaism while pregnant if the child is also Jewish or not. From there it seems that the child is yes Jewish however with some ...
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What does the Cohen do with the pidyon money?

During a pidyon haben (redemption of 1st born son) the father gives the Cohen 5 silver shekels (or equivalent value.) I'm not sure how much 5 silver shekel is worth in today's U.S. funds. But silver ...
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Pidyon in the case of Siamese birth

Let's say that two boys came out co-joined. There is technically no single "first born" since they both exited together. If they remain co-joined for 30 days, do they both get redeemed? If they were ...
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If one is too poor to redeem one's son for 5 Shekel, can he do it for less or for free?

Bamidbar 18:16 says: And their redemption-money--from a month old shalt thou redeem them--shall be, according to thy valuation, five shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary--the ...
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Does the Kohen really get to the raise a baby that a father refuses to redeem?

This summary of the beginning of the Pidyon Haben (redeeming the first born son) is on wikipedia In the traditional ceremony, the father brings the child to the Kohen and recites a formula, or ...
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Can one eat meat on Mot'za'ei 9 Av if it is a se'udah for Brit or Pidyon Haben?

Many halachic opinions state that the prohibition of not eating meat during the 9 Days extends until the middle of the 10th of Av. Does this prohibition apply if you are making a se'udah for a Brit or ...
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Woman with 2 wombs in regards to pidyon haben

There is a medical condition known as "Uterus didelphys". Wikipedia describes it as follows: Uterus didelphys (sometimes also uterus didelphis) represents a uterine malformation where the uterus ...
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If a Cohen couple gets an embryo donation do they perform pidyon?

If a Cohen couple gets an embryo donation and their first born is a boy, do they have to do pidyon or is the baby a Cohen?
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pidoyon haben for a baby born from egg donation?

If a non married bat Cohen donates an egg to a yisraelite couple who have a first born son from it, do they have to do a pidyon haben?
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Baby born bein hashmoshos — when to make pidyon haben?

We know that if a baby is born bein hashmoshos we make the bris according to if the baby was born on the following day (i.e. if it was bein hashmoshos between Monday and Tuesday we would count 8 days ...
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Why are Pidyon HaBen ceremonies done towards evening?

Most Brissim are done in the morning, as it is mentioned that "Zerizim Makdimim L'Mitzvos". Why is this not applicable to a Pidyon Haben ceremony? If it is applicable, then why have I observed that ...
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Seudas Pidyon HaBen and Bris Milah together

If someone had a baby boy and the bris was pushed off until what came out to be the day of the Pidyon HaBen. Can the 2 seudas, one for the Bris and the other for the Pidyon HaBen be made together as ...
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Pidyon HaBen rate

About how many pidyon haben ceremonies are required to be performed per 1000 Jewish births in the past few decades? The requirements for a pidyon haben are: Both parents are Israel, not Kohen or ...
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Sources for Pidyon HaBen Ceremony

Where can I find the original sources for the pidyon haben ceremony? I don't mean the verses in Torah that gives us the halakha, rather something on the rituals of the ceremony itself (much like ...
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Bas Cohen having relations with a non-Jew

It says in SA YD Siman 305 that a Bas Cohen that has a bechor (firstborn) with a non-Jew there is chiyuv of pidyon haben since the Bas Cohen through having relations with the non-Jew she looses her ...
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Who is obligated in Pidyon HaBen?

A woman I know mentioned that she is redeeming her firstborn son. This got me thinking. A Pidyon HaBen is mandated for the first male child to "open" the mother's womb. But whose Mitzvah is it? The ...
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What is the source for the garlic and sugar at a Pidyon HaBen?

At a Pidyon HaBen I have observed that the Minhag is to put sugar cubes and garlic cloves on the tray with the baby. What is the source of this Minhag? And why specifically sugar and garlic?
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Do you say Tachanun at a Pidyon HaBen?

Most Pidyon HaBen's take place in the afternoon. Do you say Tachanun at Mincha which is immediately preceding a Pidyon HaBen? (sources)
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When a Bris is being done for a baby at the same time as his Pidyon HaBen

If a baby who is a Bechor had his Bris delayed to the 31st day, and now on the 31st day he is ready to have his Bris and it is also the day of his Pidyon HaBen - which Mitzva should be done first? Do ...
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When a Bechor's Bris is delayed beyond the day of the Pidyon HaBen

If a baby who is a Bechor had his Bris delayed beyond the 31st day - should the Pidyon HaBen be pushed off until the Bris is ready to be done? On one side you do not want to delay a Mitzva in its ...
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Pidyon Haben Question [closed]

How is it possible to make a פדיון הבן by giving money to someone who is not a כהן?