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A first born son receives ancient Jewish ritual

An Ultra Orthodox Jewish mother decorates a new born baby with silver jewelry in a silver bowl for the pidyon haben (redemption of the first born son) ritual ceremony in Bnei Brak, Israel, on Dec. 27. Pidyon haben is an ancient Jewish custom in Judaism whereby a Jewish firstborn son is redeemed by use of silver coins from his birth-state of sanctity at the age of 30 days.

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