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1. a Yiddish slang word for bastard
2. (Judaism) Judaism a child of an incestuous or adulterous union
[from Hebrew]
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(ˈmɒm zər)

n. Slang.
1. a bastard.
2. a rascal.
[1555–65; < Late Latin mamzēr < Hebrew; in recent American E < Yiddish < Hebrew]
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In these circumstances, in which the baby is born nine months from the date of divorce without the three-month waiting period as required, there is a concern that the baby might be halakhically classified as a "mamzer," a baby born from a relationship strictly prohibited by the Torah.
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The rabbis, he says, differed on when a pregnancy might cause danger to a women's life, or even to her well-being; two well-known 20th-century rabbis offered this leniency in the case of a fetus carrying Tay-Sachs disease, and another minority opinion thought it worth preventing the birth of a mamzer, or illegitimate child.
A child of parents who are siblings is a mamzer. 2) How can the child of an assisted reproduction know which half-siblings are forbidden to him or her to marry --the children of the egg donor or the children of the surrogate?
(30.) Leblond V, Dhedin N, Mamzer Bruneel MF, Choquet S, Hermine O, Porcher R.
nummer, derived in turn from the German), meaning a "character," that is, anything from a mamzer to a clown (le'asot mispar, on the other hand, meant to get laid [lit.
It is unlikely that Miriam was the first Jewish woman to conceive a mamzer. Moreover, it seems to have been common knowledge--or, at least common gossip--that she had done just that.
"In the last quarter of this year, the RTA will release a tender for constructing internal roads at Mamzer, Nahda 1 and Oud Mateena 2," he added.-TradeArabia News Service