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In pics: "Pidyon Haben" ceremony held at synagogue in Rehovot, Israel

2018-05-17 08:28:35 (Beijing Time)         news.xinhuanet.com

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An ultra orthodox Jewish man of the Kretchnief Hasidic sect blesses his son, a thirty-day-old infant, during the "Pidyon Haben" ceremony at a synagogue in Rehovot, 30 km south of Tel Aviv, Israel, on May 16, 2018. The Pidyon Haben, or redemption of the first-born son, is a mitzvah in Judaism whereby a Jewish firstborn son is redeemed by use of silver coins from his birth-state of sanctity. (Xinhua/Gil Cohen Magen)