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pidyon haben

or Pidyon ha-Ben

[Sephardic Hebrew peed-yawn hah-ben; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English pid-yuh n hah-ben] /Sephardic Hebrew pidˈyɔn hɑˈbɛn; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English ˈpɪd yən hɑˈbɛn/
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.
Origin of pidyon haben
< Hebrew pidyōn habbēn literally, redemption of the son Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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