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Lot #    19795
Auction End Date    1/8/2008 12:54:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Pidyon ha-Ben (firstborn redemption)
Title (Hebrew)    סדר פדיון הבן
Author    [Ms. - Liturgy]
City    [Italy]
Publication Date    1830
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [3] pp., 175:123 mm., light age staining, ink on paper, neat block letters with points, dated.
   The liturgy for the Pidyon ha-Ben (firstborn redemption) ceremony, celebrated on the 30 day birthday of the firstborn. The duty to circumcise and redeem (pidyon ha-ben) the firstborn child if it is a son is laid upon the father, as is the injunction to provide him with a proper education, a trade, and a wife. According to some amoraim, the father should also teach him how to swim (Kid. 29a). All firstborn are dedicated to the Al-mighty, they may however be redeemed with the exchange of money. At the ceremony the kohen (priest) who represents the Almighty accepts the money and returns the child to the father's domain and responsibility.
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica