If a first born son is born by Cesarean section, is he entitled to a ‘double portion’ from the yerusha?

Answer:

For purposes of inheriting the double portion of a firstborn, a child born by Cesarean section does not have the status of a firstborn.

Sources:

Rambam, Nachlom 2:11; Shulchan Aruch, Yoreh De’ah 315:2, Choshen Mishpat 277.

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