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Hawaiian Community Redeems Firstborn Donkey

November 3, 2011 5:30 PM
The Jewish community on the Hawaiian island of Kauai took part in the rare biblical ceremony known in Hebrew as a pidyon peter chamor, or redemption of a firstborn donkey.
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Vicky Seigel’s husband Richard hosted a redemption ceremony for his firstborn donkey Yissachar at their citron orchard in Kauai.
Vicky Seigel’s husband Richard hosted a redemption ceremony for his firstborn donkey Yissachar at their citron orchard in Kauai.

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Richard Seigel Kapaa, HI November 10, 2011

Schochet We would have schected the sheep, although schecting was not part of the ceremony, but alas, we don't have a shochet here on Kauai. Reply

Chava Docks Oak Park, MI November 9, 2011

Pideyon Peter Chamor Did they have to schecht the sheep?
Just curious. Reply

Richard Seigel Kapaa, HI November 8, 2011

pideyon peter chamor I sincerely am enjoying my 15 minutes of fame. Preforming the Mitzve was all fun and I am obliged to Rabbi Goldman for facilitatingnand coordinating and doing the research. Reply

Aaron Hall Rockville, MD November 7, 2011

Interasting I didn't know you could still do this in our time and/or place! !!ישר כח Reply