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chalala? yisrael? bas cohen? what is her status?


A cohen gets a divorcee pregnant and then marries this divorcee. The Pregnancy came before the marriage. What is the status of the daughter born from this? for clarity, the timeline is: Cohen meets divorcee, cohen impregnates divorcee, they get married, then a daughter is born.




An internet site is not a place for questions of this type, and questions of this type need to be discussed with a Rov that is proficient in Even Haezer. In general though, a girl born from the union of a cohen and a divorced woman would be a chalala. This would be even if they were not married. See sources. However as previously stated, this is not a psak regarding this question, and it should be discussed with a competent halachic authority. If you need references, feel free to contact us.

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 שלחן ערוך אבן העזר ס’ ז’ סע’ יב “אֵיזוֹ הִיא חֲלָלָה, זוֹ שֶׁנּוֹלְדָה מֵאִסוּרֵי כְּהֻנָּה, כְּגוֹן כֹּהֵן הֶדְיוֹט שֶׁבָּא עַל הַזּוֹנָה אוֹ עַל הַגְּרוּשָׁה, וְכֹהֵן גָּדוֹל שֶׁבָּא עֲלֵיהֶן אוֹ עַל הָאַלְמָנָה, אוֹ שֶׁנָּשָׂא בְּעוּלָה וּבָא עָלֶיהָ, הֲרֵי אֵלּוּ נִתְחַלְּלוּ לְעוֹלָם. וְאִם הוֹלִיד מִמֶּנָּה, בֵּין זֶה שֶׁחִלְּלָה בֵּין אַחֵר, הַוָּלָד, בֵּין שֶׁהוּא זָכָר בֵּין שֶׁהוּא נְקֵבָה, חָלָל, וְהִיא עַצְמָהּ נִתְחַלְּלָה בְּבִיאָתוֹ מִשֶּׁהֶעֱרָה בָּהּ, בֵּין שֶׁבָּא עָלֶיהָ בְּשׁוֹגֵג בֵּין בְּמֵזִיד, בֵּין בְּאֹנֶס בֵּין בְּרָצוֹן, וְהוּא שֶׁיִּהְיֶה כֹּהֵן מִבֶּן ט’ שָׁנִים וְיוֹם אֶחָד וּלְמַעְלָה, וְהַנִּבְעֶלֶת מִבַּת ג’ שָׁנִים וְיוֹם אֶחָד וָמַעְלָה.


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