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  • #1163893

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    #1163894

    popa_bar_abba
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    I found 5 canadian coins in my shabbos tallis bag.

    On the front they have a picture of some goyteh and say Elizabeth II and 5 dollars 2013.

    On the back it says Canada Fine silver 1 oz argent pur, and 9999.

    1. Can I assume these are mine?

    2. Does that make me a kohen?

    3. Can I use them for pidyon haben?

    #1163895

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    1) The people who deal in these are usually shady characters who deal in all sorts of stolen goods. You have to know if there was a shinui r’shus.

    2) No, but it makes them koihns.

    3) Are they karkaos? Are they avodim? Are they shtaros? If the answer to any of the above is “yes”, then you should trade them in for something not in any of those categories.

    #1163896

    🍫Syag Lchochma
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    I was zocha to attend a pidyon Haben today of my grandson, B”H. As of today, 100% of my married children have had a pidyon Haben for their firstborn. 🙂

    #1163897

    Joseph
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    Mazal Tov! Many more simchas. It’s always a major simcha to have a male child (or grandchild), but especially when the firstborn is male.

    #1163898

    golfer
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    It’s always a major simcha to have a child or grandchild!

    (Gender, birth order, hair color (or lack thereof), birth weight, shape of ears, and apgar score notwithstanding.)

    MAZEL TOV Syag!!!

    Simchas bei yidden!

    #1163899

    Joseph
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    Avada it’s a major simcha irregardless of those factors. But birth order and gender make a difference as to the extent of the simcha, as Syag pointed out proudly. (Even though she’s gonna beat me up for using her as an example.)

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/are-sons-more-desirable-than-daughters

    #1163900

    iacisrmma
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    Syag Lchochma: Mazel Tov! If I may ask, how many of your children are married?

    #1163901

    takahmamash
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    I once went to a pidyon haben for an adult male – he made it for himself. He became dati as an adult, and found out he required a pidyon haben but had never had one. I will always remember this one!

    #1163902

    WolfishMusings
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    I once went to a pidyon haben for an adult male – he made it for himself. He became dati as an adult, and found out he required a pidyon haben but had never had one. I will always remember this one!

    When we did my son’s Pidyon HaBen, there was a Russian person who had a safek as to whether or not he needed a Pidyon. He asked us if he could do so at our son’s (since we had the Kohen there already). We said yes (with the Kohen’s permission, of course) and he did his own Pidyon (without a bracha) right after our son’s.

    The Wolf

    #1163903

    🍫Syag Lchochma
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    Thank you all so much, Amen, golfer. iacisrmma, this is my first grandchild 🙂

    #1163904

    Little Froggie
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    Mazel Tov to you Syag!! (Welcome to the club)

    #1163905

    🍫Syag Lchochma
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    Thank you, proud and grateful to be here

    #1163906

    Nechomah
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    Mazel Tov Syag!

    I, too, was zocheh to have my first ainekel have pidyon haben 2 months ago (he’s 3 months old now). Although it is a special mitzvah that is not performed with great frequency, my daughter had a cousin who made pidyon haben about a month after her own son’s and her brother-in-law made one a year prior.

    For myself, I remembered that the last time I had been at a pidyon haben was 13 years ago. I clearly remembered what I thought was the last pidyon haben that I had been at, and then suddenly I remembered that less than a month after that one, I had been at a second. Both boys had their bar mitzvahs this past spring, so it has definitely been awhile since I’ve been to one.

    #1163907

    Joseph
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    A C/Section would cause no pidyon haben where otherwise there would be one. There is a shitta that after a Cesarian on a first born child if the second child is a boy born naturally (irregardless whether the first child was a boy), you make a pidyon haben on the second child. I don’t think, though, that’s a widely held shitta.

    #1163908

    yehudayona
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    Ain’t no such word as irregardless. (We miss you, Haifagirl!)

    I also has the zchus to go to my first grandchild’s pidyon haben almost 2 years ago. It was only the second one I’d been to. Mazel Tov, Syag.

    #1163909

    Joseph
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    The Oxford English Dictionary lists the word irregardless. It originated in the mid-19th century and is informal.

    #1163910

    iacisrmma
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    Syag: I thought it might be your first einikel (kein yirbu) based on your posting.

    #1163911

    Does anyone know a source for the idea that we do pidyon haben because the firstborns instigated egel hazahav while the leviyim did not participate at all?

    My friend mentioned this to me and I had never heard it before, so I asked her where it was from and she didn’t know. My husband doesn’t know either and so far, my Internet research has not been fruitful.

    #1163912

    iacisrmma
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    jewishfeminist02: See Rashi to Bamidbar Perek Gimmel Passuk Yud Alef (3:11)

    #1163913

    Rashi seems to be quoting a Midrash, do you have the citation for the Midrash?

    #1163914

    Sam2
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    jfem: Nope. That’s a mistake. It seems to have some sources, including a Sforno in Beha’aloscha if I recall correctly, but Pashut Pshat is that it’s just a misconception. The Torah tells us that Pidyon HaBen is because Hashem didn’t kill the Jewish firstborn in Egypt, and the Mitzvah of Pidyon HaBen was given before the Egel ever happened.

    #1163915

    iacisrmma
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    Sam2: Yes you are correct. However, Rashi does state on the words Vaani Hinay Lakachti (Bamidbar 3:12) that ??? ????? ?????? ???????, ??????? ???? ?????, ?????? ??? ???? ????? ??? ????? ??????:

    It does not state that they instigated the cheit haegel but shechatu beigel nifsalu.

    #1163916

    Sam2, the Torah is not a chronological narrative!

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