Re: KATZOFF not Cohanim #names

Jerry Scherer

If the parents never registered their religious marriage, then the civil authorities would consider the child illegitimate and would then give the child the mother's surname. Consider the following scenario. A baby boy is born, "illigimatelly" where the mother's surname is Cohen and the father is not a Kohen. Therefore, the baby boy would be registered with the Cohen surname and not be part of the Kohanim tribe.This boy and future generations of sons will now have the Cohen surname and not be Kohanim. 

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