Pidyon petter chamor

The mitzvah of Pidyon Petter Chamor (Hebrew: פדיון פטר חמור‎ – “Redemption of the firstborn donkey”), is a mitzvah where a firstborn (bechor) donkey is redeemed by gifting a lamb to the Kohen. The lamb is not required to be firstborn.

A pidyon ceremony performed in upstate New York

This mitzvah, is listed as חובת הגוף (obligation of the body) and thus mandatory for jews in all places -including outside the land of Israel.

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