or Pid·yon 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 /
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.
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Origin of pidyon haben
From the Hebrew word pidyōn habbēn literally, redemption of the son
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