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So who exactly gets a Pidyon HaBen?

Pidyon Haben

Pidyon Haben

According to the Torah, Pidyon Ha’Ben only applies to a son who “opened his mother’s womb.” Therefore, all the following conditions must apply:

  • The mother is Jewish, and she has never had a baby before, male or female.
  • The baby was delivered in the normal way, not via C-section.
  • The mother had no abortions or miscarriages prior to this birth.
  • The father of the baby is not a Kohen or a Levi, and the mother’s father is not a Kohen or a Levi.

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