The Pidyon Haben Ceremony in 7 easy steps!April 13, 2011
Pidyon HaBen: Cool customs and fascinating facts!April 13, 2011
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.