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Daughter of a gentile is a levi?

Question:

If mother is Jewish, from a family of Levi’im, but father is a gentile (r”l), is the child a Levi? Please provide sources.

Answer:

Regarding pidyon haben he is still considered the son of a bas levi see Y:D 305-18. Regarding things that come from the father, such as his yichus regarding shevet Levi, see Bechoros 47a, Rashi, Rishonim.

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