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Pidyon Haben: We are commanded to “redeem” firstborn sons after they reach 30 days of age. What is the significance of this rite, and how is it done?

Pidyon Haben

Pidyon Haben

Redeeming the Firstborn Son

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A pidyon haben, or "redemption of the firstborn son," is a ceremony wherein the father of a firstborn male redeems his son by giving a kohen (a priestly descendent of Aaron) five silver coins, thirty days after the baby's birth.

Join us as we guide you through this biblical ceremony.
What & Why
The history of the “pidyon haben” ceremony
Who
What is the Torah definition of "firstborn"? And who is obligated to do the redemption?
When
When to schedule the pidyon haben, and special rules for special days
How
The Complete Pidyon Haben Procedure & Ceremony
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