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Who is responsible to redeem the firstborn son?

by Rabbi Pinny Lew

  

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The obligation to redeem the firstborn son is the father's. If the father fails to do so or he cannot, the Bet Din (Jewish Court) does it. A firstborn male who reached adulthood and has not been redeemed is obligated to redeem himself.

Reprinted with permission from Mikvah.org.


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