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Saturday, June 20, 2009

New Section: Pidyon Haben - Redeeming the Firstborn Son

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 descendant of Aaron) five silver coins, thirty days after the baby's birth.

Join us as we guide you through this biblical rite. Our new Pidyon Haben Section has the What & Why we observe this ritual, it explains exactly when it is done and which firstborns "qualify" for redemption. We also describe the actual ceremony and have a "More..." folder with texts, tips, insights and multimedia.

Click here to visit the new Pidyon Haben section.


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