pidyon-haben

pidyon haben

[Sephardic Hebrew peed-yawn hah-ben; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English pid-yuhn hah-ben]
noun Judaism.
the rite of relieving the first male child born to parents not descended from Aaron or Levi of certain religious obligations by redeeming him from a member of the priestly class, celebrated 30 days after the child's birth.
Also, Pidyon ha-Ben.


Origin:
< Hebrew pidyōn habbēn literally, redemption of the son

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