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Photograph was edited for publication purposes. Original photograph has stains on the left side of the picture. Photograph caption dated October 9, 1950 reads "Jewish ceremony of Pid-yon-haben (redemption of first born son) is held at home of Mr. and Mrs. Don Stein in San Fernando. Jewish tradition says if first born to couple is a boy, it belongs to God and must be bought back by father within 30 days of birth or becomes God's child. Don Stein, left, gives Norris Kates, right, five silver dollars for newborn son held by its grandfather, Norris Stein, second from right. Rabbi Lazarus Axelrod, second from left, officiates."
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 11 cm. Photographic prints
00136159 ValleyÂ Times Collection HCNVT_d043_f7_i14 CARL0005619808 http://220.127.116.11/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/65819
Men--California--San Fernando Jewish men--California--San Fernando Infants--California--San Fernando Fathers and sons--California--San Fernando Grandfathers--California--San Fernando Rabbis--California--San Fernando Redemption of the first-born Judaism--Customs and practices Rites and ceremonies--California--San Fernando Yarmulkes--California--San Fernando Valley Dollar, American (Coin) San Fernando Valley (Calif.) Portrait photographs Group portraits Valley Times Collection photographs